A loan of $225 helped to purchase a tailoring machine.


Shameem's story

Shameem is a 50-year-old hardworking and diligent woman. She is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, along with her husband and five children. Her husband is a janitor by profession and he has a very low monthly income, because of which they are facing a lot of financial problems. Shameem is a very responsible and skilled woman. She is using her tailoring skills to generate an alternative source of income for her family. She is very experienced in stitching clothes and dresses. She has been doing this work from six years. Her clients are very happy and well satisfied with her work. She has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan to expand her business. She wants to open a tailoring center in her house. She would purchase two new sewing machines so that her production would be increased. She would also purchase some threads and clothes for the stitching purposes. She would pay her installments with the profit amount and pay some household expenses. She is very hopeful that the loan will be a progressive one for her family.



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