A loan of $875 helped a member to purchase a new sewing machine.

Qasim Group's story

Qasim is a 42-year-old hardworking and diligent woman living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her husband, three daughters and two sons. Three of her children are currently studying in primary school. Qasim’s husband is an auto mechanic, and it’s really hard for them to meet the household and educational expenses.

Qasim is a very hardworking and responsible woman. By sewing 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 two years, and her clients always appreciate her work.

Qasim is a member of a four-person lending group, and has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan. With the loan amount, Qasim will purchase a new sewing machine so that she can work more efficiently and her production can be increased. She can sew more dresses in less time with a new sewing machine.

As Qasim is living in a rented house with her family, she dreams of building her own house. She also desires to increase her business and to provide a quality education to her children. One of her sons has an orange juice shop, and she will also invest a part of the profit amount in his shop. Qasim and her family are very much thankful to both BRAC Pakistan and Kiva for their support.

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

In this group: Qasim, Kalsoom, Shakeela, Naseem
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