A loan of $475 helped a member to purchase a new sewing machine.

Saira Group's story

Saira is a 35-year-old, hard-working woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her husband and two children. Her husband is a laborer, and his income is insufficient to meet the family's needs. Saira is trying to help him fulfill their needs, by stitching clothing.

Since 2008 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. She has requested a loan as a member of a two-person group from Kiva’s partner, BRAC Pakistan, so she can continue her business by purchasing a sewing machine. Her production could be increased in this way, and with the profits she will pay the household expenses and can increase her monthly savings. She is hopeful that the loan will be a productive one for them and is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

Note: In the picture, Saira is raising her hand.

In this group: Saira, Ghazala

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