A loan of $1,225 helped a member to purchase rexine and canvas sheets for making handbags.


Amtul's Group's story

Amtul is a 33-year-old woman who is living in Punjab, Pakistan, with her husband and three children.

Since 2000, her husband has been running a handbag shop, which is the only source of income for their family. They belong to a poor family and his income is inadequate to run the household.

As a member of a three-person lending group, Amtul has requested a loan from Kiva's partner Brac Pakistan. The loan will help her husband to purchase rexine (leathercloth) and canvas sheets to make bags to sell. As they have no other source of income, with the help of this loan, her husband will be able to grow his business.

Amtul dreams of the higher education of her children. She hopes that the financial issues of her family will resolve soon and she can start putting aside savings for her children's education. She is grateful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

In this group: Amtul , Bushra, Asiya



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