A loan of $650 helped a member to buy fruit such as mangoes, apples, and bananas for resale.

Shazia's Group's story

Shazia is a 42-year-old married woman, living with her spouse and five children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan.

Her husband is a hawker and sells fruit in their hometown. He goes daily to fruit markets to buy fresh fruit such as mangoes, bananas, apples, etc. He is very well-known in the community due to the freshness of his fruit. He has been selling fruit for many years; because of that, he understands the mind and demand of his clientele.

Due to Ramadan the demand has increased and he wants to buy more fruit. In this way he would be able to fulfill the demand and can easily make more profit. Therefore, Shazia requested a loan of Rs.25,000 so that her husband would be able to buy more fruit, especially mangoes.

Shazia is representing herself as a group leader and taking the responsibility for her group members. This is Shazia's first loan; she firmly intends to pay all installments on time because she wants to take out another loan in the future. Shazia is very thankful to Kiva and its field partner BRAC Pakistan.

Note: Shazia is raising her hand in the picture.

In this group: Shazia, Robina, Sultana

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