Abdul Waheed is 43 years old and the sole provider for a family of six. He is married and has four children. Two of his sons and a daughter are receiving education, currently, while his youngest kid is not of school going age yet. He is an iron welder by profession and had his own welding shop. He had been doing his own business for the past 10 years and was doing quite well. He regularly provided a sizable income for his family’s expenses. Amidst all that, Abdul Waheed’s parents moved in with him. Their presence would never have been a burden on his household expenditures, had his father not fallen ill all of a sudden. His ailment caused Abdul Waheed both emotional and financial distress. He had to take care of all his medical bills, which took away a significant portion of his savings and income. Their financial situation deteriorated day by day. As his father got a little better, his mother, distressed by her son’s devolving living standards, fell sick too. Both his parents’ medical expenses put Abdul Waheed through extreme financial distraught.
He eventually had to shut down his business and start working at someone else’s shop. His parents passed away after a while. Abdul Waheed now works for a negligible salary and is barely able to fulfill his family’s requirements. He came to know about Akhuwat through some relative and has now requested for a loan to start his own business once again. He needs to buy some tools and materials to start his own welding shop. He wishes to restore his comfortable lifestyle.