A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase a wood cutting machine.


Jameela Group's story

Jameela is a 35-year-old woman who is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her husband and five children. Her husband is a diabetic and she always worries about his health. For 20 years her husband has been running a wood shop, which is the only source of income for their family. He is an excellent carpenter and he has good skills at making quality furniture.

As a member of this 4-person group, Jameela has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to help her husband in his business. Her husband would purchase a wood cutting machine and some tools like a hammer, nails, wooden sheets, etc., for his shop. As they have no other source of income, with the help of this loan, her husband will be able to continue his business, and with the net profit he will open a new shop for his son.

Jameela dreams of her children's bright future and prays for her husband's good health. NOTE: In the picture Jameela is raising her hand

In this group: Jameela, Tahira, Balqees, Zaib
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