A loan of $2,000 helped a member to purchase a sewing machine and tailoring accessories.

Aabida's Group's story

Aabida is a hard-working 42-year-old woman who lives in Pakistan with her husband, son, and four daughters. Her husband is a schoolteacher while her son works as a cashier in a restaurant. All of her daughters are students. Aabida herself is a very hard-working tailor and is interested in growing her business.

To do that, as a member of a 10-person lending group, Aabida has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan, to purchase a sewing machine and some tailoring accessories like fabric, threads, etc. This will help her to sew more dresses and to more professionally satisfy her clients' needs. With the profit amount, she wishes to open an educational center and tailoring school and to renovate her house. Aabida hopes, with the help of the loan, to reach her desired net income and to be able to save for their future. She dreams of giving her children a quality education.

Many thanks and greetings from Aabida to all staff of Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

Note: In the photo, Aabida is holding a passbook in her hand.

In this group: Aabida, Sumbal, Shabana, Sadia, Syeda, Shamim, Shakeela, Shehnaz, Farzana, Rakshanada

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