A loan of $325 helped a member to purchase a variety of products, like soap, shampoos, flour, rice, and sugar for her general store.


Fareeda's Group's story

Ms. Fareeda is 41 years old, and a very hardworking, active woman. Since 2008 she has been running her own general store in the remote area of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband is a taxi driver and their son is an intermediate student. Her son is a responsible person and wants to open a new mobile shop in the future. Fareeda wants to help her general store grow by purchasing a variety of products to sell, like soap, shampoos, flour, rice and sugar so that she can increase her net income and savings and satisfy her clients more efficiently. To do that, as a member of a 2-person lending group, she has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. With the profits amount she earns, she wishes to help her son to open a new mobile shop. Fareeda dreams of the bright and successful future of her son. Best wishes for KIVA and BRAC Pakistan from her. Note: In the picture Fareeda holds a pass book in her hand.

In this group: Fareeda, Nasreen
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