Financial issues were the main obstacles which barred her from getting a formal education – a vicious cycle which was now resulting in her children being deprived of education as well.
Having a strong resolve to secure a financially sound future to her family and children, she decided to start a crop cutting business to share her husband’s financial burden. The first consideration to start any venture is securing the necessary finances to purchase equipment - in this case it was a crop cutting machine. The second obstacle was psychological- societal disapproval for a woman to involve herself in any business activity.
Braving the second storm as she went, she sought out Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited, the pioneer bank in microfinance sector to secure the initial capital for starting her business. Khushhali Microfinance Bank not only accepted to her loan request but also provided her the business consultancy to get her started.
Today, with the help of Khushhali Microfinance Bank, Shahnaz Bibi is successfully running her business which not only enables her to generate finances to smoothly run household expenses -but her children are also getting education from the best school in town. She is a great role model for other women of the society who desire to change the fortunes of their families for a bright future free of financial woes