A loan of $475 helped a member to purchase a sewing machine and fabric for her tailoring business.


Shazia's Group's story

Shazia is a 36-year-old, hardworking woman, and a responsible mother of two sons and three daughters. Her husband is a taxi driver, but his income is inadequate to fulfill the household needs. She is facing a very difficult time. Shazia, herself, is a tailor by profession and works eight hours a day with full dedication. In spite of working full time, she takes care of all the housework and makes sure that she can fulfill all of her children's needs. All of the income which comes from her tailoring business goes to the household expenses, on account of which she is unable to save any amount for her children’s future.

Shazia, as a member of this three-person borrowing group, has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan, to purchase fabric and a sewing machine for her tailoring business. (Currently, she has only one sewing machine, which she uses for personal use as well as for her tailoring business.) This loan will help her to increase her net income. Shazia hopes that the loan will be beneficial to them.

Note: In the picture, Shazia holds a passbook in her hand.

In this group: Shazia, Robina, Azra
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