A loan of $775 helped a member to hire a shop and move the general store out of her house and closer to the market.


Azra's Group's story

Azra is a 46-year-old, married woman, who lives with her six children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband owns a general store at home; he has allotted a portion of his house for the general store. One of his drawing rooms opens toward the front side of the street, and he is using that room for general store. He offers many items, such as rice, flour, pulses, sugar, cooking oil, detergent, soap and biscuits. He has been running this business for many years and feeding his family in a good manner.

His shop is situated under the street, and this is the reason only a few customers are attracted toward the shop. Because of this, he decided to move the general store toward the market. His children are growing up, but there is not enough space left at home for their privacy, so the store needs to leave that drawing room. But he does not have funds to hire a shop, to open the general store in another place.

Therefore, Azra requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner, BRAC Pakistan. She will provide the loan funds to her husband, to enable him to hire the new shop, for moving the general store toward the market. She praises for this cooperation, and says thanks to, Kiva and its field partner, BRAC Pakistan.

In this group: Azra, Bushra, Sana
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