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Total loan: $1,075
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Safia's Group

Pakistan
Chichawatni, Pakistan / Fruits & Vegetables

A loan of $1,075 helped a member to expand their businesses.


Safia's Group's story

Safia baji, the wife of Mr. Z., has lived in Chichawatni, Pakistan since her childhood. She owns a three-room mud house and is the mother of two sons. Her elder son, Ali Raza, is 5 years old and in kindergarten. She recently successfully completed her first loan from Asasah (a microfinance institute of Pakistan). Her husband is a fruit seller and now she is applying for a loan to buy more fruit for his business.

She is joined in her loan group by four other members: Maryam baji wants a loan for her shoe business; Shamshad baji wants to buy wood for her furniture business; Suraiya baji wants to purchase a sewing machine, while Samina baji wishes to buy fruits.

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

In this group: Safia, Maryam, Shamshad, Suraiya, Samina
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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: August 26, 2008

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: August 26, 2008