A loan of $1,300 helped a member open a cosmetics store and expand several other businesses.


Nasreen's Group's story

I am Nasreen R. and I live in Pakpattan, a small town in Pakistan. My loan group and I are borrowing for the second time. Last year, we took out a loan to start a bicycle repair shop. The profit from this business is small but we have managed to repay our loan. This year I plan to start a cosmetics store. I believe this business will do well because there is a high demand for such a store in our community.

The other members of my group are: Anwer B., who wants to expand her sewing business and start a sewing school. Mumtaz B. will buy a rickshaw with the loan. Razia B. needs the loan for her son, who is a tailor. Shamim A. needs the loan to buy pesticides and fertilizers for her farm.

In this group: Nasreen, Mumtaz, Razia, Shamim, Anwer
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