A loan of $1,475 helped a member to purchase embroidery materials such as beads, hoops and thread in many colors, to continue developing her embroidery business.


Shabana's Group's story

Shabana is 30 years old and an active and diligent, married woman. She is a responsible mother of two sons, and she lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her family. Her husband is a hard-working taxi driver. She faced a really difficult time, because her husband's income is inadequate to provide for his family. So, to help her husband, Shabana initiated a hand-embroidery business in 2010, because she knew she had excellent embroidery skills. Her contribution to the family income is playing a vital role in fulfilling the needs of the family members. She serves her customers well and gets a lot of appreciation from them.

To continue her business and to respond to the increasing demand of customers, Shabana wants to purchase a variety of embroidery materials, like beads, hoops, and thread in various colors. To do that, she has requested a loan as a member of a six-person group, from Kiva’s partner, BRAC Pakistan. She dreams of providing the best education to her children, so from her profit she will put aside some savings, for their higher education expenses.

Note: In the picture, the borrower named Yasmeen is shown with her children (a daughter and a son). And Shabana is holding a pass book in her hands.

In this group: Shabana, Gulam, Munafia, Yasmeen, Safeena, Mukhtiyar



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