A loan of $1,850 helped a member to purchase a sweing machine for her tailoring business.

Etret's Group's story

Etret is a 45-year-old hard-working woman. She lives in Punjab, Pakistan with her husband, son, and 4 daughters. Her husband is a carpenter while all of her children are students. Her husband's income is insufficient to meet the family's needs, so Etret is trying to help him fulfill their needs by stitching clothing.

Since 1997 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 a 10-person group from KIVA’s partner BRAC Pakistan so she can continue her business. With the profits she will pay the household expenses and put aside some savings for her children's education. She is hopeful that the loan will be a productive one for them.

Note: In the picture Etret is carrying a passbook in hand.

In this group: Etret, Firdos, Shakeela, Gulshan, Noshaba, Shahida, Zariya, Kamraz, Afsar , Naseem

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