A loan of $1,550 helped a member to purchase a new sewing machine for stitching clothes.


Shaheen's Group's story

Shaheen is a 43-year-old hard-working woman. She lives in Pakistan with her husband, two sons and two daughters. Her Husband is a government employee. One of her daughters is married and the remaining three children are students.

Her husband's income is insufficient to meet the family's needs, so Shaheen is trying to help him fulfill their needs by stitching clothes at home.
Since 2009 she has been operating her tailoring business very efficiently, but she is currently in need of purchasing a new sewing machine, as her old machine is not working properly.

At this moment she has requested a loan as a member of a 7-person lending group from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan so she can continue her business. With the profits she will pay the household expenses and put aside some savings for further business expansion.
Note: In the picture Shaheen is carrying a pass book in her hand.

In this group: Shaheen, Rehana, Nazia , Nasreen, Sharbat, Imtiaz, Wakeelan



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