A loan of $850 helped a member to buy more bicycles.

Mukhtaran's Group's story

Mukhtaran baji is the wife of S. A. and has been living in the small city of Kasur in Pakistan for the last 25 years. She owns a two room brick house. Mukhtaran baji is the mother of seven children: five daughters and two sons. Her older three daughters make decorative embroidery dresses. Her younger daughters and sons are enrolled in a local school in her neighborhood. Mukhtaran baji's husband has a shop where he sells bicycles. She is a housewife and removes thread from sweaters and sells them in the market. She successfully completed her first loan from Asasah (a microfinance institute in Pakistan). Now she is applying for a loan to buy more bicycles to expand her husband's business.

Mukhtaran is joined in her loan group by a few members. Naziran baji wants a loan to buy thread to resell. Shazia baji wants a loan to buy handsets for her mobile phone shop. Nasreen baji wants a loan to buy decorative embroidery material (thread, cloth).

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 mutually guarantee one another's loans. If one member does not repay, the other members are responsible.

In this group: Mukhtaran, Naziran, Shazia, Nasreen
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