Asmat is 45 years old woman. She lives in a small house with her family within a slum located in Gujranwala, Pakistan. She has worked as an embroiderer for the last two years. She is very artistic and dedicated to her work, and her customers are well-pleased with it.
Asmat has requested a 30,000 PKR loan through Kiva’s field partner JWS Pakistan to buy additional fabric and materials such as threads, needles, pearls and other items needed in her craft. With a good inventory of materials she will be able to meet last-moment orders.
Asmat and her family are very thankful for Kiva and JWS Pakistan and wish to extend their thanks.
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About JWS Pakistan:
In Pakistan, 58.7 million people earn less than $1.25 per day. Poverty is widespread in the country and is predominantly a rural phenomenon. Jinnah Welfare Society (JWS) is a non-profit social development organization that aims to increase the income of impoverished rural communities by delivering cost effective financial services.