Naseem is a widow who lost her husband few years ago. It was a difficult time for her but she worked very hard to raise her two sons. Her youngest son works in a factory and contributes to the family financially from his earnings. Both of her sons were educated to the 5th standard but couldn’t study further due to Naseem's poor financial conditions. Naseem now prefers staying at home and doing her household work. She lives in Sahiwal, which is a small city in Pakistan known for its agriculture industry. She has been living there in the area of Ghala mandi in a two-room brick house for the last 20 years.
She hopes that through the loan, her son’s business will improve and she will be able to marry him soon. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her third loan application. She is a very responsible client and in previous loans, she has always paid her installments on time and never missed a single meeting.
Note: In the photo, the lady with a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Naseem.
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