A loan of $1,250 helped a member purchase embroidery materials.


Gulnaz's Group's story

Gulnaz is a 45-year-old hard-working woman. She lives in Pakistan with her husband, son, and 3 daughters. All of her children are students and her husband is an auto mechanic, but his income is inadequate to meet the house hold expenses and to fulfill his family's needs. They are passing through a really difficult time because with the meager salary of her husband it is really hard for her to pay for her children's educational expenses and to meet the house hold expenses as well.

Gulnaz is trying to contribute some amount to her family's income by providing embroidery services in her community. She has excellent embroidery skills and all of her clients appreciate her work. She wants to continue this small business but her stock of embroidery material is finished. Due to lack of money, she is unable to purchase more materials to continue her embroidery services. For that reason Gulnaz, as a member of 6-person lending group, has requested for a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase embroidery materials like, threads of various colours, needles, clothes, etc. She dreams of giving her children a quality education and a good life.

Note: In the picture Gulnaz is holding a passbook in her hand.

In this group: Gulnaz, Shahida, Taj , Shazia, Salamat, Robina
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