A loan of $1,300 helped a member to purchase makeup kits, facial creams, hair colors and other cosmetic products for her beauty salon.


Farah's Group's story

Farah is a 50-year-old widow with 2 daughters. Her husband died when her children were at an early age. Since then, she has been looking after her children and paying all the household expenses alone. Her elder daughter is married and the second one is a middle school student.

From the past 4 years she has been running her own beauty salon, which is the only source of income for the family. She faced a very difficult time after the death of her husband, but she still worked to provide for the family needs. She works 6 hours a day. 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 from her business goes to the household expenses; because of this, she is unable to save anything for her children’s future.

Currently, the stock of her beauty salon is low, and she wants to purchase makeup kits, facial creams, hair colors and other cosmetic products. However, due to financial constraints, she is facing some problems with purchasing the needed items.

Therefore, Farah as a member of this 6-person lending group, has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to continue her beauty salon.

Farah hopes that the loan will be beneficial to them.

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

In this group: Farah , Saima, Tasleem, Shahida, Saima, Riffat



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