Living in the outskirts of Rawalpindi, Zafar Iqbal runs a grocery shop since the past 20 years. Iqbal yearns for a better future for his 4 young children studying in school. Like many others, Zafar has faced the brunt of inflation and COVID in the recent years. He has been facing hard times due to illnesses and deaths in the family. All these have deprived him of restocking his shop and left him financially distressed. Zafar aspires to expand his business by supplying goods and restocking his shop which seems unfeasible with his current monthly revenue of PKR 40,000. Zafar has applied for a loan of $350 to upgrade his business and attract more customers. Help Zafar in earning a better livelihood for his family. Donate Now.
Malik Yasir runs a small convenience store in Dhok Mangtal area of Rawalpindi. Like many others, COVID lead to the closure of Yasir’s shop, making it difficult for him to make ends meet. With difficulty, Malik somehow managed to reopen his shop but lacks stock to cater customers. The youngest of his four children is suffering from a chronic heart disease and needs medical assistance. Yasir has requested a loan of $350 to restock spices and other grocery items to improve his business. Help Yasir support his daughter’s treatment and earn a better living.
Muhammad Usman is a 29 year old entrepreneur running an automobile spare parts shop. Usman is father of 2 toddlers and is the sole breadwinner of the family. Muhammad is unable to restock his shop as he used all his savings to make ends meet during COVID lockdowns and the high inflation has affected his business. Usman’s 12 year old business is in a difficult situation and a loan of $500 can be a resuscitation for his work. Help Usman earn a better future for his family.
42 year old Tariq Mehmood is skilled in the intricate art of Zari and Gota embroidery. Tariq has been in this business since the past 35 years but the last 2 years have been difficult for him and his family. Women in Pakistan purchase these delicately prepared clothes for festive occasions or weddings but COVID has decreased the demand for these expensive garments. With less orders and increasing inflation, Tariq has struggled to continue his business and earn a living for the family. Tariq’s three young children are studying in private schools and he has been unable to generate enough income to pay their fees. Tariq wants to purchase raw material including fabric, thread, frames and decorative stuff to prepare new articles. Help Islamic Relief provide a loan of $350 to Mehmood to support his business and family.
25 year old Habib is a skilled tandoor (clay oven) maker. He manufactures tandoor parts since the past 15 years. Habib is the only breadwinner of the family and lives with his siblings and parents. Habib’s business discontinued during corona and now he does not have enough investment to purchase raw material for tandoors. The young boy has applied for a loan of $350 to resume his work and support her sister’s wedding. Help Habib resume his business and support his family.
25 year old Fazeel is a motorbike mechanic working in Rawalpindi since the past 6 years. Fazeel was working at a workshop where he learned the skill but now he started his own little workshop to earn a better living for the family. The young boy wants his initiative to be prosperous and wishes to stock spare parts in his shop rather than buying them in retail. Adding spare parts will increase his profit margin and grow his business. Support Fazeel in getting a loan of $400 to help him have a secure future.