A loan of $550 helped a member to buy a sewing machine.


Afshan's Group's story

Afshan is a 35-year-old married woman who is a mother of four children. She lives in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. For the past five years, Afshan has been sewing clothes at home to support her family. Her husband drives a bus and is away for months and she has to wait for cash to meet her household expenses. Her brother lives with her to look after her family; he works sewing clothing at a garment factory and has been bringing home cloth so she can sew clothing to earn some money. Unfortunately, Afshan had sold her sewing machine to meet her household expenses.

Afshan is requesting a 25,000 PKR loan to purchase a machine to sew clothes. She hopes to get a boost in her earnings and be able to provide a quality education for her children. Afshan is very thankful to Kiva and its field partner BRAC Pakistan.

In this group: Afshan, Shabana



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