Total loan: $1,150

Shamshad's Group

Borewala, Punjab, Pakistan / Food

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A loan helped Purchase seasonal vegetables to sell.

Shamshad's Group's story

Shamshad is the wife of S. S. and they live in the city of Borewala, in Pakistan. (Borewala is famous for its shrines.) She is an active lady who embroiders and sells shawls. Her clientele is made up of her neighbors. They give her shawl orders and she obtains them from Lahore and Faisalabad. Her income allows her to share the family's financial burden with her husband who sells vegetables in the market from his four-wheeled cart. He earns approximately Pak Rs.10,000 per month. Shamshad successfully repaid her first loan to Asasah (a microfinance institute in Pakistan). Now she is applying for a new loan to purchase seasonal vegetables for her husband’s business.