A loan of $2,225 helped a member to purchase some more cosmetic products and chairs.

Laraib's Group's story

Laraib is 23 years old and a hard-working and independent woman. She lives in Punjab, Pakistan, with her husband and son and daughter. Both of the children are students, while her husband is a tailor who has operated his own tailoring shop since 2008. His income is not enough to meet the household expenses.

So to help her husband, Laraib has been running a beauty salon for the past two years. Laraib wants to increase her business by purchasing some more cosmetic products and chairs for her beauty salon. As a member of a 10-person lending group, Laraib has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. When she earns a profit, she will first repay the loan and then she will save to build a new room in the salon, as the space in the salon is too crowded. She hopes that her business grows more and she is very thankful to both BRAC and Kiva.

Note: In the picture, Laraib is carrying a passbook in her hand.

In this group: Laraib, Shahida, Fareeda, Kalsoom, Rifhat, Safia, Ayesha, Barna, Sumaira, Shamshad

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