A loan of $400 helped to buy embroidery materials such as sequins, pearls, and thread in a variety of colors.


Samina's story

Samina is a 37-year-old married woman. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Samina is the mother of five children. She has taken this loan for her husband.

Samina's husband owns a shop in which he hand-makes embroidery with the help of four workers. He earns a sufficient income, but he does not keep his full income because he has to pay daily wages to his workers. There is not a dependable daily turnover from embroidery.

Samina belongs to a poor family and each member does his or her part to earn income for their survival. Her son drives an auto-rickshaw, and her daughters are school teachers. Her daughters have proven themselves brave women and do not burden their parents.

Samina requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase stocks of thread, fancy cloth, sequins, and pearls in a variety of colors. She hopes that her husband will keep more of his income and give the full amount to Samina for the family.

Samina is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.



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