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Total loan: $175
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Shimshad

Pakistan
Faisalabad, Pakistan / Embroidery

A loan of $175 helped to buy raw materials, such as spools of thread, sequins and pearls, in many colors, to meet the increasing demand.


Shimshad's story

Mrs Shimshad is 35 years old and a married woman. She is the mother of two children. She has had a hand-embroidery business for the past 15 years. She is passionate about her work, and client demand is strong. But business challenges, combined with family expenditures, frustrate her nearly every day. Her husband is working as a laborer, but his income is not enough to support his family well. Shimshad's embroidery designs are very popular in her community, and she is the highest-earning resource in her household.

Shimshad wants to grow her business. She requested a loan of PKR 15,000 to buy raw materials, such as spools of thread, sequins and pearls, in many different colors, to meet the increasing demand. She shared her dream of running a training center for girls in her village. She would teach them embroidery skills, so they could help her expand her business, and could earn money for themselves, as well. She aspires to save money for building a new house.



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: November 19, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Kashf Foundation

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: November 19, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Kashf Foundation