A loan of $2,100 helped a member to purchase material like a photostat machine, paper reams and books for her husband's general store.

Suraya's Group's story

Suraya is a 54-year-old housewife. She lives in Punjab, Pakistan, with her husband, three daughters and two sons. Two of her sons are doing jobs, one daughter is married and the second one is a student.

Since 2002, her husband has been running a general store and tiles shop. He works very hard to meet his family's needs. But for the last few months he hasn't been able to generate sufficient income from his general store business, so he wants to purchase some more materials like a photostat machine, paper reams, books, etc. It will greatly help him to generate a good income.

Suraya, as a member of a 10-person lending group, has requested a loan from Kiva partner BRAC Pakistan for that purpose. With the loan amount, her husband will purchase variety of goods for his general store to satisfy his clients more professionally as well as to increase his savings for the better future of his children. With the profit he will invest some amount in his tiles shop as well.

Suraya's husband is too old now, so she wants her sons to help their father in the business. She is very hopeful that the loan will be a lucky and productive one for them. She is very much thankful to Kiva.

Note: In the picture, Suraya is the one holding a passbook in her hand.

In this group: Suraya, Shabana, Balqees, Gull, Sidra, Imrana, Shazia, Naseem, Zubaida, Gull

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