A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase groceries in bulk for her husband's shop.


Shamim's Group's story

Shamim is the wife of M. S. and lives in a city named Borewala in Pakistan. Borewala city is famous for its shrines. She owns a two-room house and has been living in it for the last ten years. Shamim operates her own embroidered-clothes business. She receives orders from her neighbors and relatives and charges them 300 Pakistani rupees on each dress. She almost completes fifteen embroidered dresses every month and earns Pak Rs. 4,500 to 5,000. Her income allows her to share with her husband the financial burden of the family. Shamim’s husband runs a grocery shop. His shop is located in the community where no other grocery shop is placed so his shop always fills with customers. Therefore, he has to keep additional stock all the time to earn more profit and to complete the orders of his customers. Shamim has been taking loans from Asasah, a micro-finance institute in Pakistan, for the last two years. Now she is applying for her third loan to purchase products (rice, lentils, cooking oil and spices) in bulk to increase the profit of her husband’s grocery shop.

In this group: Shamim, Ramzana, Sakina, Ghulam Fatima, Khursheed Begum
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