Nawaz khan is the sole provider for a family of nine members. He belongs from an underprivileged family that barely have enough to satisfy even their most basic requirements. He lives in Peshawar with his wife and seven children; four daughters and three sons. All his children go to schools. His wife is ill and needs constant care as well; he also has to look after her medical expenses. Nawaz and his family live in a rented house and are only just able to pay the rent every month, sometimes sacrificing their vital needs as well.
Nawaz provides for his family through his vegetable shop, from where he makes a paltry income. He previously took a loan from Akhuwat to raise his income. But he was hardly able to make a significant impact on his overall income. What little he made went towards his children’s education and domestic household expenditures. Still he is hopeful and has requested for another loan. This time he has prepared to start another business in the evenings. He wants to put up a paratha making stall, and needs the loan to purchase some necessary materials and supplies to start up the business successfully.