A loan of $400 helped to buy biscuits for resale.


Khalida's story

Khalida is a 33-year-old woman living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan, with her family. Her whole family works in the same business, which involves packaging pieces of biscuits and then selling them in the market. Khalida's husband has a job in a biscuit factory. He buys cracked or small pieces of discarded biscuits at a very low rate. He brings these biscuits home to his wife. Khalida sorts according to size, quality, and type, and she categorizes the biscuits. Her daughter packs the cookies into polythene and then Khalida's husband sells the biscuits in the market. Each family member has different duties assigned to them for packaging the cookies.

Retailers like to buy these biscuits due to the low rates, and children also like to eat these biscuits. Shopkeepers have demanded more biscuits in order to increase their sales. For this reason, Khalida requested a loan of 40,000 Rs. from Kiva's field partner BRAC Pakistan. With this loan, Khalida will buy more biscuits so that she can meet the demand of the retailers.

Khalida is very thankful to Kiva's field partner, BRAC Pakistan.



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