A loan of $475 helped to purchase an embroidery machine for her husband's business.


Shafqat's story

Shafqat, aged 50 years, is a very hardworking and active lady. She is a mother of six children. Her husband offers embroidery services, which is the only source of income for his family. His income is insufficient to run the household expenses.

He does not have an embroidery machine; therefore, he is unable to fulfill the demands of customers on time. He has to take a lot of time to complete his work. He wants to purchase an embroidery machine; however, due to lack of finances he finds it difficult.

Shafqat has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan, with the goal of improving her husband's business. He will use the loan amount to purchase an embroidery machine to work more efficiently and professionally. With the profits expected from this loan, he intends to expand his business so that he can eventually construct a small house for his family. Shafqat hopes that the loan will be helpful for her husband's business. She is thankful to Kiva lenders and to BRAC Pakistan.



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