A loan of $1,850 helped to repair his embroidery machine and buy materials for embroidary work.


Abdul Qayum's story

Abdul Qayum is a 33-year-old, married father of three children. He is living happily with his family in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. He has been doing embroidery work with a machine at a shop for the last fourteen years to support his family. He has become an expert in embroidery by machine, but a few days ago his machine became out of order due to continuous work. Now he wants to repair the embroidery machine to continue his business. He uses sequins, pearls, threads, precious stones, silk, needles and wooden frames for embroidery. The embroidery material for bridal dresses is very expensive, but its turnover is very high. He deals with monotonous tone, which is impressive, and he easily wins the trust of his customers. Due to his behavior and tone, he has built up very good relations with his customers. His embroidery shop is very famous in the town, and that is the reason his business is running well. Due to good relations his sales have increased a lot, but he does not have sufficient stock to cope with the demand. Therefore, he requested a loan to buy more materials such as sequins, pearls, threads, precious stones, silk, needles and wooden frames for embroidery and to repair his embroidery machine so that he would be able to enhance his embroidery business. Abdul Qayum is very thankful to Kiva and field partner BRAC Pakistan.



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