A loan of $1,325 helped a member to purchase a sewing machine for her tailoring business.


Kanusda's Group's story

Kanusda is a 36-year-old hardworking woman. She lives in Pakistan with her husband, son and daughter. Both of her children are studying, and her husband is doing a private job.

Kanusda is facing a really difficult time, as her husband's income is inadequate to meet the family's needs and to pay for the children's educational expenses. So Kanusda is trying to help him fulfill their needs by sewing clothes. She is a very efficient tailor and wants to generate more income by purchasing a new sewing machine. But due to financial constraints, she is unable to purchase it.

For that, as a member of a six-person lending group, she has requested a loan from Kiva's Partner, BRAC Pakistan. She will use the loan to purchase a sewing machine to sew more dresses and to satisfy the needs of her clients more professionally.

Kanusda will extend her business if she gets a good amount of profit in the future. She hopes, with the help of the loan, to reach her desired net income and to be able to save for their future. She dreams of giving her children a quality education.

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

In this group: Kanusda, Sadia, Nasreen, Khalida , Sajida, Yasmeen



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