A loan of $1,625 helped a member to purchase a new sewing machine for her tailoring business.


Nusrat's Group's story

Nusrat is 28 years old and married. She is an active lady who is living with her husband in the city of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband runs a garment shop. His income is insufficient to cover the household expenses, so since 2005, Nusrat has been trying to help him fulfill their needs by sewing clothing.

Nusrat is well aware of sewing techniques. She sews clothes for the people who live near her house. She serves her community well and has become famous for providing good-quality service.

For the past few weeks, her sewing machine has stopped working. This was the only machine she has for her business. Due to the lack of money, she is unable to purchase a new sewing machine.

As a member of a 7-person lending group, Nusrat has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase a new sewing machine.

Nusrat desires to expand her business and intends to spend part of the income on the improvement of her house. She wants to open a beauty salon in future with the profits as that's another hobby of hers.

Note: In the picture, Nusrat holds a pass book in her hand.

In this group: Nusrat, Nasreen, Maskeena, Naureen, Madiha, Zubaida, Ayesha



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