A loan of $325 helped purchase two new sewing machines to stitch more clothes.

Raheela's story

Raheela is 43 years old and hardworking and diligent woman. She is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan along with her husband and five children. Her husband is a janitor by profession and he has a very low monthly income. Because of this they are facing a lot of financial problems.

Raheela is a very responsible and skilled woman. She is using her tailoring skills to generate an alternative source of income for her family. She is very experienced in stitching clothes and dresses. She has been doing this work from 25 years. Her clients are very happy and well satisfied with her work.

She has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan to expand her business. She wants to open a tailoring center in her house. She would purchase two new sewing machines so that her production would increase. Her daughter also helps her in sewing clothes. She would also purchase some threads and clothes. She would pay her installments with the profit amount and pay some household expenses. She is very hopeful that the loan will help her family.

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