A loan of $2,375 helped a member to purchase a variety of products for her husband's general store.


Shazia's Group's story

Shazia is a 30-year-old hardworking housewife. She lives with her husband, two daughters and a son in Punjab, Pakistan. All of her children are students. Since 2008, her husband has been running his own general store, and he works very hard to meet his family's needs. He needs additional capital for the growth of his business so that he can increase his net income.

For that reason, his wife Shazia, as a member of a 10-person lending group, has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. This loan amount will help her husband to purchase a variety of products like soap, shampoo, soft drinks, crockery, etc. for the general store, to satisfy the needs of his customers more professionally as well as to increase his savings for the better future of his children.

Shazia and her husband are very hopeful that the loan will be a lucky and productive one for their family. She dreams that her children will have a better and successful future. Note: In the picture, Shazia holds a passbook in her hand.

In this group: Shazia , Shameem, Sonia, Shaheen , Zareena, Aziz, Syeda, Ghazala, Sajida, Nazma



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