A loan of $450 helped to buy different sized plastic bottles to sell for scrap.


Shamim's story

Shamim is 33 years old and has been in business selling scrap materials for many years. She buys used plastic Pepsi, Coke, Mirinda (an orange soda), and similar bottles in a variety of sizes: 500 mL, 1 L, 1.5 L, and 2.25 L.

After properly crushing and recycling these bottles, Shamim sells them to the people of her community.Through her business she makes enough money to contribute to the family's income. She has seven children and is able to provide them with good food, health and education, so she needs to earn more to keep supporting her family well.

Shamim is in her 7th loan cycle with the Kashf Foundation, Kiva's field partner in her community, and she requested a loan of 45,000 PKR to buy additional bottles in different sizes to boost her sales. She expects this to then boost her earning and wishes to spend part of the proceeds to expand the business.



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