A loan of $525 helped a member to purchase a sewing machine.

Shazia Group's story

Shazia is a 37-year-old hardworking woman living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her husband, three sons, and one daughter. All of her children are currently studying in primary school. Shazia’s husband is a labourer, but his income is not enough to meet the household expenses.

Shazia is a very hardworking and responsible woman. By stitching 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 3 years, and her clients always appreciate her work.

Shazia, as a member of 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 can be increased. As she is living in a rented house with her family, she dreams of building her own house. She also desires to expand her business and provide quality education to her children. With the profits she will pay her house rent.

Shazia and her family are very much thankful to both BRAC Pakistan and Kiva for their support.

In this group: Shazia, Kousar, Parveen

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