A loan of $300 helped to buy cotton, polyester, and cotton wool for making quilts to sell.


Nasreen's story

Nasreen is a 40-year-old married woman living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband has recycled bed quilt cottons for many years. He buys cotton, polyester, and cotton wool to recycle through a machine and use in making quilts. After proper recycling, Nasreen sells the quilts back to the people of her community. She also provides services to her husband's customers by recycling their old quilts. Through her business, she makes enough income to contribute to her family's livelihood. Due to this work, she breaths in a lot of cotton elements that have caused diseases.

She has seven children and she barely manages to satisfy their needs. She is required to provide them with good food, health, and education. She needs to earn additional income to support her family. She is in her 3rd loan cycle with BRAC Pakistan. Currently she has requested a loan to buy different types of cotton to increase her sales. She expects a boost in her earnings and wishes to spend part of the profits to expand her business. Nasreen says thank you to Kiva and to its field partner BRAC Pakistan.



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