A very skillful lady, Sawran operates a business making embroidered dresses. She receives orders for dresses from her relatives and from the neighbors as well. She charges PKR 500 for each embroidered dress. She has been doing this work for the last six years. Her business provides most of the support for her family. She uses her income to pay for the utilities.
Her husband is a loader by profession. He loads different items on his donkey cart and delivers them to the required places to earn income. He has been doing this work for the past five years. Sawran is applying for a loan from Asasah. She will invest the capital in her husband’s business so he can purchase a new cart because the old cart has become rough and rotted, which makes it difficult for him to load items.
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