A loan of $950 helped a member purchase the required material for food stand.


Irshad Begum's Group's story

Irshad begum, a resident of mid-sized city Riwind, Pakistan, owns a small house of two rooms and has been living in it with her family for over 10 years. She is a mother of six children: four daughters and two sons. Her eldest son has a food stand where he sells Nan and chanay, the most favorite Punjabi dish in Pakistan, to generate income for the family. The next eldest is a painter and paints doors and walls when needed. The others are enrolled in school and read in 8th, 7th and 6th level.

A very talented lady, Irshad operates an embroidery business. She makes embroidered dresses after receiving orders from her neighbors and relatives in order to generate income. She can complete one dress in a day due to her expertise and full dedication in her work.

Irshad has successfully repaid her first loan to Asasah and has now applied for a second loan. She wants to invest the capital in her sons’ business so he can purchase material (flour, chick peas, spices and cooking oil) in bulk and increase the profitability of his food stand.

In this group: Irshad Begum, Athar Parveen, Amina, Ruqaiya


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