A loan of $225 helped to buy raw materials, such as thread, sequins and pearls, in large enough quantities to satisfy the increasing demand of her customers.


Saima's story

Ms. Saima is a 28-year-old, vigorous, married woman. She has had a business of hand-embroidery for the past six years. Her husband also assists her in making beautiful patterns. She is zealous about her work, and customer demand is strong. But business challenges, combined with family expenditures, frustrate her nearly every day. Her husband is employed at a hosiery factory, but he does not earn enough to support his family well alone. Saima’s embroidery patterns are very popular on her street, and she is the best earning resource in her household. She is a mother of three children, all of them school-going. Saima wants to grow her business, so she requested a loan of 20,000 PKR. She will use it to buy raw materials, such as thread, sequins and pearls, in large enough quantities to satisfy the increasing demand of her customers. She shared her dream of running a training center for girls of her town. She would like to teach embroidery skills, so they can help her expand her business, and at the same time, earn money for themselves. She is also interested in opening her own shop in the market, to display her work.



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