A loan of $1,275 helped a member to purchase some tailoring materials and a sewing machine for her tailoring business.

Rehana's Group's story

Rehana is a 24 year old, confident, and independent woman. She is living in a rented house with her husband in the remote area of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband is an auto mechanic but his income is inadequate to fulfill the family needs and household expenses.

Rehana is an efficient and hardworking tailor. Since 2010, she has been running a small tailoring business in her home. She provides tailoring services in her community. All of her customers appreciate for her efficient and excellent skills. Her income is playing a vital role in the family's income so she wants to continue it in the future as well.

Currently her tailoring stock is not enough and her sewing machine has stopped working as well, therefore she is unable to continue her business. However due to the lack of money she is unable to purchase the needed materials for her business.

As a member of six-person lending group, she has requested for a loan from Kiva's partners BRAC Pakistan to purchase reels of thread in various colours, cloth, needles and one sewing machine. This will not only help her to continue her small business but increase her net income as well. She desires to open a new shop and to live in her own house with her husband.

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

In this group: Rehana, Saima, Shehnaz , Shah, Robeena, Waheedan

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