A loan of $1,250 helped a member to purchase tailoring materials and a sewing machine for her business.


Tahzeem's Group's story

Tahzeem 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. All of her children are students and her husband is a government employee, but his income is inadequate to fulfill the family's needs and the household expenses. Tahzeem is an efficient and hardworking tailor who has been running a small tailoring business in her home since 2009. She provides tailoring services in her community. All of her customers appreciate her efficient and excellent skills.

Tahzeem's income plays a vital role in the family's income so she wants to continue her work in the future. However, her tailoring stock is inadequate and her sewing machine has stopped working so she is unable to continue her business. Due to lack of money, Tahzeem is unable to purchase the required items for her business.

As a member of a 6-person lending group, Tahzeem has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan, to purchase reels of threads in various colors, cloth, needles and one sewing machine. This will not only help her to continue her small business, but also to increase her net income. Tahzeem wants to use the profits to put aside some savings for her children's better future.

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

In this group: Tahzeem, Nazia, Khalida, Gulnaz, Gulam, Kousar



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