A loan of $1,150 helped a member to purchase a variety of beauty and cosmetic products for her beauty salon.

Shazia's Group's story

Shazia is 37 years old and a very hardworking and independent woman. She is living in Punjab, Pakistan, with her husband, daughter and son. Both of the children are students. Her husband is a painter and his income is insufficient to meet the household expenses.

Shazia owns a small beauty salon at her home. Through her small business, she is trying to help her husband to meet the household expenses. She is an efficient and responsible beautician. Currently she is in need of purchasing a variety of cosmetic and beauty products, like straightener, make up kits, facial creams, etc., but due to the lack of finances and savings she can't purchase them.

For that reason, Shazia, as a member of a six-person lending group, has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. On getting a profit, first of all she will repay the loan amount to Kiva and then she wants to build a new room in the salon, as the space in the salon is much too congested. She hopes that her business grows more. She is very much thankful to both Brac Pakistan and Kiva.

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

In this group: Shazia , Tahira, Naseem, Asia, Tahira, Shaheen
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