Razia is married and manages a household of six members. She is a mother to five children; four daughters and a son. Her husband used to work as a carpenter. Some time ago, he fell ill and was unable to continue working anymore. His work was the only source of income for Razia and her family. She hardly enough savings to support her children and her household. She was extremely distressed with her situation and saw absolutely no way to generate an income for her family.
However, she did not lose hope or courage. She started a small cosmetics business from her home. Although she made a very negligible income, still she figured that it was better than nothing. She then heard about Akhuwat from an acquaintance. Razia has applied for a loan to help her buy more and better cosmetic products, as she currently has very limited stock and variety. She wants to increase her earnings to support her family in a better way.