A loan of PKR 40,000 helps Nadia to remodel one of her apartment rooms, improving her living conditions as a result
Mrs. Mussarrat Iqbal is married and lives in the area of Bhittai Colony in Karachi. She and her husband run a garments business from home.
Mai Haseena is 46 years of age and married. She lives with her husband and their six children in Rohri, in the district of Sukkur. She is a highly skilled seamstress.
Zarina is a resident of Hyderabad and lives with her husband, a daughter and two grand daughters. She and her husband earn a living through their confectionaries shop
Abida Khatoon is married and lives in Karachi. She belongs from a middle class family. She is working from her home as a seamstress to contribute to her household income.
Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
Naila Basharat is married to Basharat Ali and they live with their children in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir. Her husband works to earn a living for the family.
Diya and her husband have two sons aged fourteen and eight, and a daughter aged twelve. They belong to the Hindu community and live in Mithi, Tharparkar.
Qurat-ul-Ain is a seamstress by profession. She particularly stitches women’s formal clothes like frocks, paneled shirts, fancy lehngas and skirts etc.
Naveed is a resident of Karachi and owns a small business. He basically sells kitchen utensils that mainly include cutlery, pots and pans in varying sizes.
Shehnaz is 48 and married with six children. Presently, only two of her children are at school. She lives in Kareem Pura, a small locality in Peshawar, KPK.
Laal Mohammed lives in Mubarak Colony in Sukkur. He wants an interest free loan to purchase some grocery items for his shop.
Shazia Rashid is a dedicated and hardworking individual of 32 years. She and her husband run a small tailoring business from their home and are looking to start a proper boutique.
Zeeshan is 27 years old and single. He is a resident of Rohri, Sindh. He operates a small retail store to contribute to his family's earnings.
Nasreen is a strong, independent woman who plays a vital part in supporting her family. She is 41 years old, married and lives in the area of Ahmadnagar in Sukkur
At 48, Shabana looks after a household of nine members. She is married and has four children; a son and three daughters. She operates a small confectioneries shop in her locale.
At the age of 50, Iqbal Ahmad Khan lives with his family of eight in Sukkur. Iqbal Ahmad has been engaged in the business of repairing bicycles.
Omar is a resident of Mardan. Starting from nothing, Omar has achieved an impressive amount of success in a short time. He now requires a second loan to help him expand his shop.
Muhammad Ijaz is 23 and is the eldest amongst his seven siblings. He is a resident of Nusrat Colony, Sukkur. He is running a small shop of selling fresh fruits.
Ismail is a hardworking individual and runs a food stall selling various snacks. He needs help to increase his earnings.
Leemoon is a resident of Mithi, Tahrparkar. He owns a small shop where he sells snacks and other confectionary items for kids.
Aged at 54, Bhamroo belongs to a minority community and lives in Mithi, Tharparkar. He is running the business of selling different fabric for bed sheets and pillow covers.
Saleem Haider is a young individual of 22 and lives in Shah Khalid Colony in Sukkur. He is single and lives with his parents, a brother and a sister.
At the age of 54, Nazma Bano is married and a mother to two sons and three daughters. She started a proper ready-to-wear garments business by taking out a loan from Akhuwat.
Naghma started a small confectioneries and sweets shop, from a small cabin in her locality. She is the sole provider for her son and elderly mother
Tandoo Allah Yar, Pakistan
Ramesh Kumar is a shoe maker at the age of 32. He lives in Tandoo Allah Yar district of Sindh with his family of three. He is married, with two children.
Shankar Laal is 36, married and a father to three children. He lives with his family in the small town of Tandoo Allah Yar, Sindh. He is a shoemaker by profession.
Zaheer Ahmad is 34 years old and a resident of district of Tandoo Allah Yar. He is married and has five children. He is the sole bread winner for his family and owns a grocery shop
Ramesh is a shoemaker by profession and runs a small shoe manufacturing business. He particularly stitches traditional men’s shoes and chappals.
Sanglo Gawario is 52 and married. he is a local of the small town of Tandoo Allah Yar, Sindh. He is a father to six children. He owns a small convenience store in his area.
Karmi is 38 and a local of the small town of Tandoo Allah Yar in interior Sindh. She is married and has six children, four of whom are in school. She runs a small clothing business
Tando Allah yar, Pakistan
Meera is a 47-year-old housewife. She lives in the small remote town of Tando Allah Yar in interior Sindh. She manages a household of nine members and works as a seamstress as well
Ramesh Kumar is a tailor by profession. He stitches gents clothing for local retailers as well as end consumers. He has an experience of over nine years in this business.
Yasmeen is a strong independent woman who has gone through immense struggles for her family. She lives in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with her husband and their 5 children.
Ghulam Mustafa is a resident of Tandoo Allah Yar district in interior Sindh. He is married and lives in an extended family. He runs a small confectionery shop in his locality.
At 45, Muhammad Gulzaar is a resident of a small district of Sindh called Tandoo Allah Yar. He is married and a father to five children. He owns a small convenience store in town.
Azra Ali is 28 and lives in a small town of Sindh province, known as Tandoo Allah Yar. She manages a household of five members that includes her husband and their three children.
Daleep Kumar a young individual of 18 and lives with his parents and six siblings, four of whom go to schools. Daleep and both his parents work to earn a living for their family.
Parveen Anwar is 35 and married. She lives with her husband and five children in the small town of Tandoo Allah Yar in interior Sindh. Four of her five children are receiving education.
Kanji is an accomplished tailor at the age of 28. He is married and a father to a son, who does not go to school yet. He lives with his family in Tandoo Allah Yar district.
Irshad Begum is 50 years of age and a widow. She lives in the area of Latifabad in Hyderabad. She works to support her four children. She runs a small grocery store in her locale.
Nasreen is a 30-year-old housewife as well as a small business owner. She is a resident of a small locality in Hyderabad called Latifabad. She manages a household of six members.
Nazia Kanwal is a strong self-dependent woman of 32 years. She looks after a household of four, in addition to working as a seamstress from her home. She is married and a mother of three children.
At the age of 45 Shazia Shakeel lives in a household of eight, that includes herself, her husband and their six children. She herself runs a small convenience store from her home.
Natho is a resident of Tandoo Allah Yar which is a small town located in Sindh. He is a shoemaker by profession. He has been making men’s traditional shoes for the past ten years.
Rashida Bibi is a lonesome but resilient widow of 49, who lives in the small town of Tandoo Allah Yar in Sindh. She has three children and only one of them is receiving education.
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.
At the age of 32, Bhoro is a shoemaker by vocation. He makes men’s traditional shoes called “Peshawari Chappals”.
Musmat Afroz is 48 years of age and a very proficient seamstress. She stitches women’s clothes, covers, quilts and other bed linens. She fulfils orders from people in her locality.
Nosheen is a resident of Karachi. She is married and her works at an average job. To support her family better, she operates a jewellery making business from home.
Musmat Rasheeda is a resident of Rohri, district Sukkur in Sindh. She is 51 years of age and married. She is a mother to seven children. She and her husband both work for a living.
Shabbir Khatoon is married with nine children; five sons and four daughters and lives in Allahabad Colony, Sukkur. She sews clothes from her home.
Narain Daas is a resident of Tandoo Allah Yar in Sindh. He is married and a father of three children at the age of 38. He runs a small market stall where he sells confectionaries.
Nazeeran Bibi lives in a small understated district of Sindh called Tandoo Allah Yar. She is married at 40 and has four children, two of whom are currently receiving education.
Nasreen Akhtar is married at the age of 49 and a mother to four children. She runs a small garments business from her home. She sells women’s ready to wear clothes.
Nawaz khan is the sole provider for a family of nine members. He lives in Peshawar with his wife and seven children; four daughters and three sons.
Shakoor Abdul Sattar is a local of Mirpur city in Azad Kashmir. He is 32 and married with two sons and one daughter. He lives with his parents, his wife and three children.
Shehnaz is a resident of district Tando Allah yar in Sindh. Her husband passed away, a few years ago, leaving herself and their two children with absolutely no source of income.
Ali Sher is a resident of Sukkur and operates a small grocery store in his neighborhood. His store is the sole source of income for his family of six.
Hunza is 45 years of age and married, with six children. Only two of her kids go to schools. She runs an applique work business and does colourful applique work on bed linens.
Sonia Sakina is 31 years of age and married. She, along with her husband, runs a milk supplying business. They essentially supply milk to locals in their area.
Gulaab Bhatti is 32 years of age and a resident of Tandoo Allah Yar district in interior Sindh. He is married and a father to four children. He runs a small auto repairing business
Shakir Ali is 33 and married. He lives with his wife and two children in a small town of interior Sindh called Tandoo Allah Yar. He is the only earning hand in his family.
Imran Abdul Majeed is 36 and a resident of a small town in interior Sindh called Tandoo Allah Yar. He runs a small business of repairing televisions and computers.
Tando Allah Yar, Pakistan
Munir Ahmad is a fruit vendor and puts up a small fruit stall in his hometown, that is, Tandoo Allah Yar, Sindh.
Nasir Ali is 33 and married. He is a father to five children, of whom three are enrolled in school. He is the primary wage earner in his family; he is a lowly vegetable vendor.
Life always has a way of reminding us of its uncertainty. There always comes a point where all our struggles, somehow, seem meaningless.
Ghulam Sughra is a 39-year-old castaway widow. She has three children whom she supports all by herself. Only her eldest child goes to school currently. She supports her small clan
Nirmala belongs from a small district located in Sindh known as Tandoo Allah Yar. She is 25 and married. She runs a small business wherein she does applique work on bed linens.
Haseena Imdaad Hussain is 47 and lives in the district of Tandoo Allah Yar, Sindh. She is married and a mother of seven. She is a seamstress and stitches women's clothes.
Nehar Begum is an extremely hard working and independent woman. She is a widow and a mother of nine children; seven daughters and two sons.
Asad Hussain is a barber by profession. He provides haircuts, shaves and other similar services to the men in his area. He lives in the city of Mirpur in Azad Kashmir.
Hina Kanwal is a young individual of 25. She is single and lives with her mother and three siblings. She runs a confectionaries shop selling sweets, candies, chocolates and jellies
Ghulam Fatima lives in Tandoo Allah Yar with her family of five. She married, with three children. She is a seamstress and stitches clothes for women in her locality.
Tando Allahyar, Pakistan
Gailu and his wife buy material for clothes form Hyderabad and sew up clothes from that to sell in to the village. They need your help to raise their earnings.
Zarina belongs from an underprivileged background. She works as a seamstress from her home and stitches various styled outfits for women in her locale.