A loan of $1,000 helped a member to expand their businesses.


Gulshan's Group's story

Gulshan baji, a housewife, has been married for 16 years to A., and she is the mother of seven children, four daughters and three sons. She has a two-room brick house. Her husband has been in the scrap work business for the last 10 years. Gulshan baji successfully completed her two loans from Asasah, a microfinance institute of Pakistan. ('Baji' is the Urdu term of respect for 'elder sister'.) Now she is applying for a loan for her husband’s scrap business.

Gulshan baji's loan group has three more members. Nasreen baji wants a loan for her garment business. Nasreen baji would like a loan for her grocery shop. Nazia baji requests a loan for her business making decoration pieces.

The loan funds will be distributed among the group members, each of whom will invest in her own business. The members mutually guarantee one another's loans; if one member does not repay, the other members are responsible.

In this group: Gulshan, Nasreen, Nasreen, Nazia


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