A loan of $1,975 helped a member to purchase a new sewing machine for her tailoring business.


Farzana's Group's story

Farzana is a 35-year-old hardworking woman. She lives in Punjab, Pakistan, with her husband and three sons and daughters. All of her children are students while her husband is a government employee. His income is insufficient to meet the family's needs, so Farzana is trying to help him meet their needs by stitching clothes at home.

She is an efficient tailor, and she wants to generate more income by purchasing a new sewing machine. As a member of a 10-person lending group, she has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase a sewing machine to stitch more dresses and to satisfy the needs of her clients more professionally.

If she gets a good amount of profit, she will open a tailoring shop in the market in the future, as currently she is operating her business at her home.

She hopes, with the help of the loan, to reach her desired income and be able to save for their future. She dreams of giving her children a quality education.

Note: In the picture Farzana holds a BRAC Pakistan pass book in her hand.

In this group: Farzana, Sajida, Nazeeran, Samina, Shabdan, Sakeena, Najma, Kaneez, Aabida, Sanam



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