Shamshad has five children: four sons and a daughter. All of them are illiterate except her daughter who is getting a religious education. Her first three sons work and one son stays at home. One of her sons has a business making bed-sheets A second son does labor work and the third is working in a factory.
She has applied for a loan from Asasah for her embroidery business. With the loan amount she will buy embroider material such as beads, clothes, sketches and colored thread in bulk and improve her embroidery business. This is her first loan cycle with MFI. She is hopeful that this investment will help her business grow.
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