A loan of $525 helped a member to purchase a new sewing machine to stitch more dresses.


Gulnaz Group's story

Gulnaz is a 55-year-old hardworking woman living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her husband, two sons, and two daughters. Three of her children are currently studying in primary school. Her husband is an electrician. Due to their low income, they are facing many problems in life. It’s very difficult for Gulnaz to keep the education of her children continued because of the huge educational expenses.

Gulnaz is working hard to meet the family’s needs by stitching clothes. She has been operating her business very efficiently and honestly for the past 7 years. She is very experienced in the stitching and sewing of dresses, and her clients always appreciate her work.

Gulnaz, as a member of a three-person lending group, has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan. With the loan amount, she will be purchasing a new sewing machine so that she can work more efficiently in the future, and her production will be increased. She can stitch more dresses in less time with a new machine. As she is living in a rented house with her family, she dreams to build her own house. She also desires to expand her business and provide quality education to her children. With the profit she is planning to open a tailoring centre for girls. Gulnaz and her family are very thankful to both BRAC Pakistan and Kiva for their support.

Note: In the picture, Gulnaz is raising her hand

In this group: Gulnaz, Zahida, Amina



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