A loan of $275 helped to purchase a sewing machine.


Rukhsana's story

Rukhsana is a 42-year-old woman who is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her husband, one daughter and a son. Her son is one year old while her daughter's age is 10 years; she is studying in the 5th class. Rukhsana's husband works at a boutique shop, but his income is not enough to meet the household expenses.

Rukhsana is a very hardworking and independent woman. By stitching clothes, she helps her husband meet the family's needs and her children's education expenses. She has been operating her business very efficiently and honestly for the past five years, and her clients always appreciate her work.

Rukhsana 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. As she is living in a rented house with her family, she dreams of building her own house. She also desires to increase her business and to provide a quality education to her children. Rukhsana and her family are very much thankful to both BRAC and Kiva.



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