A loan of $400 helped buy materials to sew bags for sale.


Jamila's story

Jamila is 54 years old. She is the mother of 8 children, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband has grown old and stays at home.

Jamila sews bags from home along with her two daughters and two sons. She has two sewing machines to sew the bags, which are operated by her daughters. Both her sons deal with outsiders and take orders from the contractor and sew the bags on order.

Jamila wants to sell her sewed bags directly to the market so that she can get maximum reward against their efforts. But she does not have the initial capital to buy raw materials for making bags.

Jamila requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan so that she can buy raw materials such as rexine, zippers, buckles, etc. for making bags.

Jamila give thanks Kiva and to its field partner BRAC Pakistan.



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