A loan of $525 helped a member to purchase a variety of goods for her general store.


Sonia Group's story

Sonia is a 27-year-old housewife. She lives with her husband and five children in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Since 2007, her husband has been running a general store, and he works very hard to meet their family's needs. He needs additional capital for the growth of his business, as his demand from clients is increasing day by day. Therefore his wife Sonia has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan for her husband's store. He will purchase a variety of products including flour, milk packs, eggs, pulses, detergents, oils, etc. to keep up with the increased demand of clients. Sonia and her husband are very hopeful that the loan will be a lucky and productive one for their family. The second woman in the photo is shabana and she wants loan for her husband's vegetable shop. Her husband would purchase fresh vegetables and renovate his shop. This would increase their net income and savings.

NOTE: In the picture Sonia is raising her hand.

In this group: Sonia, Shabana
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