A loan of $1,550 helped a member to purchase a new sewing machine to continue her business.


Ruqayia's Group's story

Ruqaiya is a 48-year-old hard-working woman. She lives in Pakistan with her husband, two sons, and daughter. Her husband and one son work as laborers and her daughter is a student. Her husband's income is insufficient to meet the family's needs, so Ruqaiya is trying to help him fulfill their needs by stitching clothing. Since 2010 she has operated her tailoring business very efficiently, but she is currently in need of purchasing a new sewing machine, as her old machine is not working properly. To do that, she has requested a loan as a member of an eight-person group from KIVA partner BRAC Pakistan so she can continue her business. With the profits she will pay the household expenses, put aside some savings, pay utility bills and open a new mobile shop for her elder son. She is hopeful that the loan will be a productive one for them. Note: In the picture Ruqaiya is carrying a pass book in hand.

In this group: Ruqayia, Mukhtar , Asia, Uzma, Nasreen, Rahat, Salumi*, Ayesha
*not pictured



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