A loan of $400 helped to buy raw materials for embroidery.


Abida's story

Abida is a 50-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of one daughter and four sons. She does embroidery work by hand at her home and she financially supports her family. She belongs to a poor family. Her husband’s income is very poor so she decided to start embroidery work at home. She learned this art from her childhood and now she has adopted it for her occupation. She has enabled herself to be independent and earn a sufficient income. She requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner, BRAC Pakistan, to purchase stock of threads, silk, fancy sequins and pearls of various colours. She hopes that this loan will prove beneficial for her and for her family. Abida is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.



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