A loan of $1,075 helped a member to purchase a new sewing machine and material for her tailoring business.


Rehana's Group's story

Rehana is a 36-year-old confident and independent woman. She lives in a rented house with her husband and daughter in the remote area of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her daughter is a graduate student while husband runs his own vegetable shop in the market. But his income is inadequate to fulfill the family needs and household expenses. Rehana herself is an efficient and hardworking tailor.

For the past 15 years, she has been running a small business in her home, providing tailoring services in her community. All of her customers appreciate her efficient and excellent skills. Her earnings are playing a vital role in the family's income so she wants to continue it in the future. She currently lacks sufficient tailoring material and her sewing machine has stopped working as well. She cannot afford to purchase the needed material to continue her tailoring business.

Rehana, as a member of a six-person lending group, has requested for a loan from Kiva's partners BRAC Pakistan to purchase reels of thread in various colors, cloth, needles and one sewing machine. This will not only help her to continue her small tailoring business but increase her net income as well. She wants to put aside profit to save for her daughter's better future. She is very much thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

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

In this group: Rehana, Nazia, Shaheen, Gulshan, Rukhsana, Naheed
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