A loan of $1,075 helped a member to purchase a new sewing machine for her tailoring business.


Shagufta's Group's story

Ms. Shagufta is 45-year-old hard-working woman. She lives in Pakistan with her husband, three sons and her daughter. Her husband is a taxi driver, while her eldest son works in an insurance company. The rest of the children stay at home.

Her husband's income is insufficient to meet the family's needs, so Shagufta is trying to help him fulfill their needs by stitching clothes. She herself is a tailor, and she wants to generate more income by purchasing a new sewing machine. She will extend her business if she gets a good amount of profit in the future.

Shagufta is a member of six-person group, and she has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase a new sewing machine to stitch up more dresses and to satisfy the needs of her clients more professionally. She hopes, with the help of the loan, to reach her desired net income and be able to save for their future. She dreams of giving her children a quality education.

She is thankful to Kiva.

In this group: Shagufta, Nasreen, Babli, Tahira, Sehrish, Yasmeen



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