A loan of $1,000 helped a member purchase food items for food stand.

Shagufta's Group's story

Shagufta is the wife of T. S. and lives in a city called Borewala, in Pakistan. Borewala city is famous for its shrines. Shagufta is an uneducated lady because her parents were not in a position to provide her with a good education. She got married at the age of 18 and started her married life. She is very supportive lady. She always works for the betterment of her family. For this reason she owns & operates a handbag-selling business. She sells variety of handbags such as leather made & cloth made. She earns approximately Pak Rs. 6,000 every month. Her income allows her to pay the utilities.

Her husband has a food business. He runs a food stand in the main market where he sells a famous dish named “Daal chawal” to his customers. He has been selling it for over 5 years. Their earnings help them to support the family.

Shagufta is applying for a loan for the first time from Asasah (a microfinance institute in Pakistan) to purchase food items (rice, lentils, cooking oil and spices) in bulk for her husband’s food stand so he can earn a good profit and can expand his business.

In this group: Shagufta, Amina, Rashidan, Zarina, Rehana

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