A loan of $1,425 helped a member to purchase a sewing maching for her tailoring business.


Gulshan's Group's story

Gulshan is a 27-year-old hard-working married woman. She lives in Pakistan with her husband, two sons, and four daughters. Her husband is a house ceiling maker and one son works with his father. His income is insufficient to meet the family's needs, so for the past six years, Gulshan has been trying to help him fulfill their needs by stitching clothes. She is a tailor and she wants to generate more income by purchasing a new sewing machine. She will extend her business if she gets a good amount of profit in the future. Gulshan is a member of a seven-person lending group. She has requested a loan from KIVA partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase a sewing machine to stitch more dresses and to satisfy the needs of her clients more professionally. She hopes, with the help of the loan, to reach her desired net income and be able to save for their future. She dreams of giving her children a quality education and living in her own house, as she is living currently in a rented house. She is very thankful for KIVA.

Note: In the picture, Gulshan holds a passbook in her hand.

In this group: Gulshan, Sumaira, Shazia, Shagufta, Humaira, Razia, Basheeran
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