A loan of $350 helped to buy another waan-making machine for her husband to assist her in his free time.


Shamim's story

Ms Shamim is a 38-year-old, energetic, married woman. For the last three years, she has been in the business of manufacturing "waan" which is a material used in making charpoy (a bed consisting of a frame strung with tapes or light rope). She offers various kinds of waan in different colors, and she is famous in providing good quality waan in her community. In this way, she is able to manage the needs of her family members. Her husband also assists her in making waan and then supplying to the people of their community and in local market. She is a mother of four children, two of whom are school-going. She requires improving her business so she applied for a loan of 33,000 PKR to buy another waan-making machine for her husband to assist her in his free time. While speaking to a loan officer at Kashf, she said her children have never slept without having a meal ever since she started working on her own. She wishes to utilize part of the revenue for the betterment of her family.



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