A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy woods to increase her profit.


Naseem M. Zahid Group's story

Naseem Baji is the widow of M. Zahid and lives in a small city named Chichawatni, Pakistan. Her husband left her at the time when her daughters were young. Without any support, Naseem Baji worked hard and improved the education of her daughters. All of her daughters completed their education to the 10th standard.


She successfully completed her first loan from Asasah (a microfinance institute of Pakistan). She bought wood with her first loan. She cuts the wood into pieces and sells it in the community. She chose this profession because gas is not available in her area and people burn the wood for cooking. Now she is applying for a loan for the same business.



She is joined in her loan group by a few more members. Sajida Baji wants a loan to buy a donkey cart for hauling. Shabana Baji wants a loan to buy food (rice and cooking oil) for her food business. Sakina Baji and Hashmat Baji each want a loan to buy groceries for their grocery shop.



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: Naseem, Sajida, Shabana, Sakina, Hashmat


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