A loan of $325 helped to invest in expanding her husband's store and to buy a variety of goods, such as rice, sugar, soap, cereals, milk and utility items, for the store.


Azra's story

Azra is a 42-year-old housewife. She lives with her husband and five children in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Since 2010, her husband has been running a general store, and he works very hard to meet his family’s needs. Due to the large family size and their low monthly income, they are facing many problems. Her husband needs additional capital for the growth of his business. She has applied for a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan so that she can invest in her husband’s shop. With the loan, her husband would expand the general store. He would add some more space to it by building one more room. He would also buy a variety of goods, such as rice, sugar, soap, cereals, milk and utility items, for his store, to satisfy his clients more professionally and to increase his savings to better the future of his children. The profits would be used to expand the business and pay household expenses. Azra and her husband are very hopeful that the loan will be a lucky and productive one for their family.



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