A loan of $325 helped to purchase a new sewing machine to provide tailoring services.


Shakeela's story

Shakeela is a 39-year-old hardworking and enterprising woman with many dreams to fulfill. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan with her husband and 3 children. Her husband's monthly net income is insufficient to meet the family's needs, so Shakeela is trying to help him fulfill their needs by providing stitching services in her community. She is an excellent and efficient tailor by profession and she wants to generate more income by purchasing a new sewing machine.

For that she has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan, to purchase a sewing machine to stitch up more dresses and to satisfy the needs of her clients more professionally. She hopes, with the help of the loan, to reach her desired net income and be able to save for their future. She dreams of giving her children a quality education. She will extend her business if she gets a good amount of profit in the future.



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