A loan of $575 helped a member to buy Rexine, zippers and polyester for making bags and purse..


Safia's Group's story

Safia is 49 and is the mother of four children, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband does small jobs.

Safia sews bags at home along with her two daughters and two sons to feed her family. She has two sewing machines, which are operated by her daughters, to sew the bags. Both of her sons deal with outsiders and take orders from them and they sew the bags on order.

Safia wants to sell her sewed bags directly in the market, so that she could get maximum reward for their efforts. But she does not have the initial capital to buy raw material to make bags.

Safia made a request to Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan so that she could buy raw material such as Rexine, zipper, buckles, etc. for sewing purses and bags.

Safia thanks Kiva and its field partner BRAC Pakistan.

In this group: Safia, Shehnaz
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