A loan of $300 helped to buy more shawls to sell.


Gulzar's story

Gulzar is a 48-year-old woman who lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of four children and a hardworking woman.


Gulzar’s husband’s salary is not enough to meet the family’s household needs, so she is running a small business to help ends meet. She buys new shawls, then resells them at a profit. The shawls she sells are liked by everyone for their variety.


Currently the stock of her shawls is low, so Gulzar is interested in buying more in different colors to sell. She is applying for a 28,000 PKR loan through Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. This will help her to increase her net income and save for the future. She plans to use her profits to better educate her children.


Gulzar feels very confident and satisfied in taking this loan, as this amount will help her to manage the household expenses and cover her children's school fees.



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