Bano Bibi is a seamstress by profession. She designs and stitches all sorts of women’s outfits for the ladies in her neighborhood. She belongs from a lower middle class family and her husband works at an average job. His income was hardly ever enough to provide sufficiently for their family. To share her husband’s responsibilities and to upgrade her living standards, Bano Bibi started working as a seamstress. At first, it was hard for her to work as her sewing machine was quite old and worn out, she had limited resources and low clientele.
Amidst all this Bano Bibi heard about Akhuwat and requested for a loan. She received a loan worth 15,000 rupees from which she purchased a new machine and some sewing supplies. At first her work was quite slow and she received very few customers. But without losing hope Bano Bibi kept working hard. She hired some extra help and trained a few young boys. Eventually her business picked up pace. She then applied for a second loan and was able to purchase two new machines this time. She gave them to the boys she had trained. She has now opened a proper tailoring center where she receives orders from her neighborhood as well as a nearby factory. On top of everything, Bano is also providing employment opportunities at her tailoring center as well. She is currently making a handsome profit and has requested for another loan to purchase another machine and some supplies.