A loan of $1,800 helped a member to purchase a new sewing machine to stitch more dresses.

Nasreen Group's story

Nasreen, pictured raising her hand, is a 55-year-old hardworking woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her husband, three sons, and two daughters. Three of her children are currently studying in primary school. Nasreen’s husband is a laborer, but his income is not enough to meet the household expenses.

Nasreen is a very hardworking and responsible woman. By stitching clothes, she helps her husband meet the family's needs and her children's educational expenses. She has been operating her business very efficiently and honestly for the past 15 years, and her clients always appreciate her work.

As a member of a seven-person lending group, Nasreen has requested a loan from Kiva partner BRAC Pakistan. With the loan amount, she will be purchasing a new sewing machine so that she can work more efficiently and increase her production. She is currently living in a rented house with her family, and she dreams of building her own house. She also wants to expand her business and to provide a quality education for her children. With the profit she will pay the rent on her house. Nasreen and her family are very thankful to both BRAC Pakistan and Kiva for their support.

In this group: Nasreen, Shabana, Rizwana, Shabana, Sobia, Sadia, Raheela

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