A loan of $250 helped to buy a refrigerator to preserve cold drinks.

Naseem's story

Yasmeen is a 37-years-old married woman living with her four children and spouse in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband is expert in preparing betel leaf because he has been running this shop for many years and lot of customers like to eat betel leaf which is prepared by him. He sells betel leaf consisting of sweet ingredients, mints or tobacco as well. In addition to betel leaf he offers cigarettes of different brands as well.

With the growth of business he wants to start selling cold drinks, soft drinks and mineral water. He wants to offer cold drinks also but he does not have refrigerator for the preservation of drinks and enough money as well.

Therefore, Yasmeen requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan, so that he can buy a refrigerator and cold drinks to sell.

In this way he will be successful and win the trust of his customers and get excess income also. His family needs are growing day-by-day; he could easily cope and handle the critical situations easily. Yasmeen is very thankful to Kiva and hopes that the Kiva lenders will support her.

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