A loan of $1,350 helped a member to purchase a sewing machine and some tailoring materials, for her tailoring business.


Manseeda's Group's story

Manseeda is a 30-year-old, confident and independent woman, and the mother of two sons and two daughters. She is living in a rented house with her family, in the remote area of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband is a taxi driver, but his income is inadequate to fulfill the family needs and household expenses.

Manseeda herself is an efficient and hard-working tailor. For the past six years she has been running a small tailoring business in her home. She provides tailoring services in her community. All of her customers appreciate her, 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.

But currently her tailoring stock is not enough, and her sewing machine has stopped working. Therefore, she is unable to continue her business. She lacks the money she needs, to buy the things she requires to resume her business. For that, as a member of this six-person lending group Manseeda has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan, to purchase spools of thread in various colors, cloth, needles, and one sewing machine. This will not only help her to resume her small business, but also to increase her net income. With the profit amount, she wants to put aside some savings for her daughters' better future. Note: In the picture, Manseeda holds a pass book in her hand.

In this group: Manseeda, Zahida, Tahira, Naseem, Shazia, Nabila



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