A loan of $975 helped a member to buy cosmetic products for the parlor and barbershop.

Arshad's Group's story

Arshad is 38 years old, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of six children. She is a very hard-working and honest lady. She has to do a lot of hard work to run her household expenses. She owns a small beauty parlor at home, and her husband owns a barbershop near his house. Both contribute their full income for household expenses.

Her children go to school in the morning and tuition in the evening. It is a challenge for them to afford the school and tuition fee, so both are doing a lot of hard work to run the set-up of their house. They always try to establish their businesses so that they can get maximum income.

Arshad requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan; she will partially use this amount for her parlor and partially for the barbershop. She will buy cosmetic products such as facial cream, hair colors, and scissors, and her husband will buy instruments such as scissors, comb, shaving cream, and blades for his barbershop.

She hopes that through this amount, both would be able to enhance their business. She is very thankful to Kiva and its field partner BRAC Pakistan.

In this group: Arshad, Musarrat

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