A loan of $200 helped to buy threads, fancy cloths, sequins, and pearls of various colors.


Naseem's story

Naseem is a 32-year-old married woman living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of a daughter and a son.

She has been knitting handmade embroidery at her home for 6 years. The sister of her husband also helps her with the completion of her tasks. Her husband is doing a job in a factory as a laborer; he earns very low wages which are insufficient to meet daily household expenses. She has to prove herself a responsible and brave mother.

To cope with the increasing demand of her customers, Naseem requested a loan of 20,000 PKR from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase stocks of threads, fancy cloths, sequins, and pearls of various colors.

She does not want to lose her heart and wants to afford all household expenses with courage. She hopes that this loan will prove beneficial for her and for her family. Naseem is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.



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