Raheema is a strong, self-sufficient woman who has been self-employed for over 25 years. She is a resident of Tandoo Allah Yar and lives with her family of four, including herself, her husband and their two children. Due to her unfortunate financial conditions, she has never been able to send any of her kids to school. Her husband has a small dairy business wherein he supplies fresh milk to households in their locale. His monthly earnings are around 5,000 rupees.
Raheema operates a small business from home and stitches quilt and bed covers. She sells the bed linens and covers to local people of Tandoo Allah Yar and makes an average of 2,000 rupees per month. The income is hardly ever enough to make a significant impact on her household expenses. She has applied for a loan in an attempt to improve her profits. She needs 20,000 rupees to buy additional quantities of fabric and other sewing supplements to help her increase her efficiency and productivity. She is confident that she can earn better once she has more and better materials to work with.