A loan of $325 helped to buy another waan-making machine for her husband to use, to assist her in his free time.


Kalsoom's story

Ms Kalsoom is a 42-year-old, energetic, married woman. She is a mother of seven children, four of them school going. For the past seven years, she has been doing a business of manufacturing waan (which is a material used in making charpoy, i.e., a bedstead of woven webbing or hemp stretched on a wooden frame on four legs, common in Pakistan). She offers various kinds of waan in different colors, and has become famous in her community for providing good-quality waan.

Her husband is working as a labor worker in the power looms, but his income is not sufficient to meet the needs of his family members. She requires improving her business, so she applied for a loan of Rs. 30,000 from Kashf Foundation. In this way, she will be able to buy another waan-making machine for her husband to use, to assist her in his free time.

While speaking to a loan officer at Kashf, she said that her children have never slept without having a meal, ever since she started working on her own. She wishes to use part of the revenue generated by using the loan, for the betterment of her family.



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