A loan of $1,225 helped a member to purchase a stitching machine for her small tailoring business.

Najma's Group's story

Ms. Najma, 43 years old, is an active lady who lives with her husband, two sons and three daughters in the city of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband is a taxi driver, while their elder son is an electrician. Her elder daughter is getting married soon and Najma is worried, as she has insufficient savings to meet her wedding expenses.

Because of her husband’s limited earning power, three years ago Najma began stitching at home for the people who live in her neighbourhood. She serves her community well and has become famous for providing good-quality service.

Her earnings, unfortunately, have been interrupted because her stitching machine is no longer functioning. As a member of a six-person lending group, Najma has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase a new stitching machine for her tailoring business. This will help her to increase savings and hence better support her family.

In this group: Najma, Khalida, Fatima, Tahira, Farzana, Nargis

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