A loan of $925 helped a member purchase of embroidery material in bulk to expand embroidery business.


Khursheed Begum's Group's story

Khursheed begum has six children - three sons and three daughters - and lives Multan, a historic city in Pakistan. She makes a living embroidering clothing for people living in her neighborhood.
None of her three sons were able to complete their education, as they had to start working to help their family. They all do different kinds of jobs to earn income: the eldest son has a brick-selling business; the middle one does embroidery; and the youngest one has a job in the private sector. Khursheed’s husband works for a Municipal Corporation; however, his income is not sufficient for supporting the family. Therefore, Khursheed, with the help of a loan from Asasah, started the embroidery business to share the financial burden with her husband. Over the past few years, Khurseed has borrowed from Asasah three times and has maintained a good credit record every year.
Now, Khurseed has applied for a new loan from Asasah, which will be her fourth one, and which she will use to expand her embroidery business by buying additional embroidery materials, such as beads, cloth, colored thread, and sketches. She hopes that the expansion will help her increase the business profits and, in turn, allow her to provide sufficient dowry for her elder daughter, who is nearing marriage age.

In this group: Khursheed Begum, Zubaida Akhtar, Samina, Humaira, Razia


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