Sunny is 48 years old and a small business owner. She runs a small applique work business from home. She has been doing this work for the past 15 years and is extremely proficient at her job. She makes exquisite applique designs on women’s outfits as well as bed and pillow covers. She mostly sells her finished designs to local women as well as retailers. She resides in the small town of Tandoo Allah Yar in Sindh and buys most of her materials and supplies from the cities of Hyderabad or Mirpur Khas. Currently her earnings stand at 4,000 rupees per month.
Sunny is married and has three children. Due to their deprived living standards, she was unable to send any of her children to schools. Her husband works as a mason while her son is a tailor by profession. Their combined earnings reach up to 21,000 rupees every month. Sunny is looking to expand her business and earn a better income to help her improve her family’s financial conditions. She has requested for a loan to buy plain fabrics in larger quantities and increase her production from there on.