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A loan of $350 helped to purchase new machine with more spools of thread in various colors, cutters, and needles.


Shazia's story

Shazia is a 32-year-old, married woman and a mother of five children; all are school-going.

She has been stitching autobike seat covers for many years and she sells them at reasonable prices to the people of her community and in local market. She works hard on her machine every day, so she may earn a living for her family and provide food, health, and education. She has gradually improved her business, with the support of Kashf Foundation.

Shazia is in her fourth loan cycle, with good repayment history. Now she has applied for a loan of PKR 35,000 to purchase a new machine with more spools of thread in various colors, cutters, and needles.

In this way, she would be able to increase her sales, which ultimately helps in generating more cash. She hopes to have a good experience with the new loan.



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