A loan of $250 helped to buy leather for sewing gloves to sell.


Shamshad's story

Shamshad is a 38-year-old married woman, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She has been sewing leather gloves for the past 5 years to support her family. She beautifully sews gloves at home and then sells them in the local market with the help of her husband. By this time she has attained a regular list of customers and makes enough to contribute to the family income. Her husband is a driver by profession and drives an auto rickshaw. He also delivers the handmade glove to the market with his rickshaw.

She is a mother of 5 children and is motivated to provide for her family. To cope with the increasing demand of her customers, she requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase stocks of leather. She hopes to get a boost in her earnings through her large sales. She is in her first loan cycle, and she assures us that she will show an excellent repayment behavior. She wishes to utilize a portion of the revenue to provide a quality education for her children.

Shamshad says thank you to Kiva and to its field partner BRAC Pakistan.



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