A loan of $2,250 helped a member to purchase candle-making products for her handmade candle business.

Balqees' Group's story

Balqees is a 30-year-old independent and hardworking woman. She lives in Punjab, Pakistan with her husband, daughter and two sons. Her husband is a peon and one son is a student. Her husband's income is not sufficient to cover household expenditures. Therefore, since 2010 Balqees is trying to help him by making candles at home. She sells her handmade candles in the market from which she gets a good amount of income to meet daily household expenses. She is interested in growing her business. She is a member of an eight-person lending group. She has requested a loan from Kiva partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase candle-making materials like wax, wax oil, wax color and some candle-making tools so that she can work more professionally and efficiently and can easily grow her business. She dreams for her children's better future and husband's good health. She wants to live a good and simple life with her family. Salam and many thanks from her to all the staff of Kiva and BRAC Pakistan. Note: In the picture Balqees holding a passbook in her hand.

In this group: Balqees *, Tasleem, Rizwana, Tasleem, Rehana, Nabeela, Balqees , Saira, Saiqa
*not pictured

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