Kishwar Bibi is 33 years of age, single and lives in the district of Tandoo Allah Yar, Sindh. She has a family of seven, that includes her parents and four siblings. All her siblings are adults and are not receiving any mode of education currently. Collectively there are three earning members in her family, including herself, her father and her brother. Both her father and brother work as masons and make a monthly income of 12,000 and 8,000 rupees, respectively.
Kishwar, on the other hand, works from home and stitches curtains and quilt covers. Her primary customers tend to be people living in her neighbourhood and local retailers. She earns around 5,000 rupees every month from her work. However, with a family seven members the collective earnings of her father, her brother and from her business, are not nearly sufficient for their household. Kishwar would like to contribute more towards her family’s expenses and has requested for a loan. She needs to buy more quantities of fabric and sewing supplies to stitch curtains and covers. She is willing to work harder to give a better living standard to her family.