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A loan of $450 helped to buy spare parts to make a lathe machine.

Sugran's story

Sugran baji is a wife of M. and lives in a small area named Yadgar in the city Lahore, Pakistan. She owns a two room brick house and has been living in it for the last 22 years. She is the mother of six children: three sons and three daughters. Her elder daughter runs a beauty parlor. The next to her is in the 9th standard grade. Her younger daughter and her younger son are in the 5th standard grade. Her first two sons help their father in the making of lathe machines (machines that make tools).

Sugran baji's husband buys spare parts and makes lathe machines that he then sells in different cities of Pakistan (Karachi, Multan). He has been in this business for the last 30 years.

Sugran baji is a housewife and prefers to do household work. She has successfully repaid her 4 loans from Asasah (a microfinance institute of Pakistan). Now she is applying for a loan to buy spare parts to make another lathe machine to help her husband's business.

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