A loan of $250 helped to buy recycled material such scrap iron, plastic and aluminum etc for resale.


Shazia's story

Shazia, aged 37, she is a responsible mother and lives happily in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. This is her 1st loan with BRAC, She is a new member and has agreed to the terms and condition of BRAC.

She belongs to a poor family and it is very difficult for her to fulfill all the household expenses with a low income. Her husband owns a scrap shop and deals with the scrap iron, aluminum, plastic bottles etc. He purchases scrap from the residents in his town, and sells it to companies for recycling. He has been running his business for many years, his shop is located near his home.

Recently, he got a huge contract to buy scrap and useless iron, from a firm. However, he does not have sufficient savings to show his consent to the dealer. Therefore, Shazia has requested a loan, so he can buy scrap iron, establish his enterprise and make some savings to meet emergencies. Shazia is very impressed with this honorable support and she hopes to borrow a larger loan after this one. She thanks Kiva and its field partner BRAC Pakistan.



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