A loan of $1,125 helped a member buy a rickshaw.


Abida's Group's story

I am Abida A. D., and I am married and a mother of three. I live with my family in a small town called Borewala in Pakistan. My husband is a rickshaw driver and at present, he drives someone else's rickshaw on rent. Therefore, acquiring a loan to buy our own rickshaw will increase our income. I embroider and stitch clothes on order. My husband and I also tried our luck in the big city of Lahore, but could not find employment there and came back to our town. Now, if our income increases, I plan to construct an additional room in my house. I have a few other members in my loan group and I want all of these women to get loans for their businesses so that they can bring about positive changes in their lives. These members are: Kishwer P., who is a widow and a mother of one son, and trades sheep and goats, needs a loan to buy a few more goats for her business; Shamim A. needs a loan to buy a new stitching machine for her stitching business; Nasim A. plans to invest this loan in her husband's business of supplying candies and toffees to various shops in the city; Zarina B., who needs money to start a fruit business; and Rukkiah A., who needs a loan to buy her husband a donkey cart.

In this group: Abida, Kishwer, Shamim, Nasim, Zarina, Rukkiah


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