A loan of $525 helped to assist her son in buying juices, soft drinks, and chilled drinks as well as cigarettes and paan to offer for sale in his shop.


Samina's story

Samina, age 45, and her husband have four children and live in Lahore. Her son has been running a cigarette and paan shop for many years near his house. The business is operating very well.

Due to customer demand, he wants to offer juices, soft drinks, and chilled drinks as well as cigarettes and paan. He does not want his store to be missing these popular products because he does not wish to disappoint any of his respected customers. He feels that his store should offer beverages that people consider necessary and consume regularly in their daily routines. In this way, he will successfully win the trust of his customers and increase his income as well.

Samina has therefore requested a loan from Kiva field partner Brac Pakistan, so that her son can buy juices, soft drinks, and chilled drinks as well as cigarettes and paan for his shop. She is very happy about this loan and is hopeful that her son will successfully fulfill demand for these essential items so that he can ensure customer satisfaction.

Samina is very thankful to Kiva and to Brac Pakistan.



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