A loan of $1,500 helped a member to purchase embroidery supplies for her small hand-embroidery business.


Batool's Group's story

Ms. Batool is an active and responsible mother of three children, two sons and a daughter. She is 39 years old and living in the city of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband is an energetic mason. Within the meager salary of his income, Batool found it difficult to run the household and to fulfill the needs of her children. It compelled her to initiate a small business of hand-embroidery at home.

Batool has an excellent hand-embroidery skills and has been running this business very successfully since 2006. She sells her beautifully hand-stitched and embroidery products in the market. She is running this business to contribute some amount to the family income and to keep herself busy as she does not like to waste her skills and precious time by sitting idle at home. Her business is successful and the demand for her embroidery products is increasing day by day.

Currently her embroidery stock is almost finished so she wants to purchase some embroidery products to continue her business as her income plays a vital role in fulfilling the needs of the family members.

For that reason, Batool, as a member of 7- person lending group has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase fabric and packs of threads of various colors. With the help of the loan amount, she will be able to purchase stock and sustain her embroidery business. She desires to expand her business in the future and to provide higher education for her children.

Note: In the picture, Batool holding a pink passbook in her hand.

In this group: Batool, Khalida, Bano, Nasreen, Hameeda, Shehzada, Nabeela
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