A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy spare parts for her son's workshop.


Saira's Group's story

Saira B. M. is the widow of B. M. and lives in the Walton area of Lahore City, Pakistan. Saira has been living here for the last twelve years and has been married for the last 35 years. She is the mother of four children: two boys and two girls. Her eldest son and daughter are married. Her youngest son is a mechanic and works in a workshop. Her youngest daughter completed her 12th standard and is ready to take college admissions. Her eldest son has a workshop where he sells spare parts. Saira B. M. is a housewife and does the household work to take care of her family. She successfully repaid her first loan from Asasah (a microfinance institute of Pakistan). Now she is applying for a second loan to buy spare parts for her son's workshop.

She is joined in her loan group by a few more members: Samia P. wants a loan to buy material (beads, cloth, sketches) to make decoratively embroidered dresses. Kosar M. Shahbaz wants a loan to buy clothing to resell. Bilquis G. R. wants a loan to buy material (beams) for her shuttering business. Elizabeth S. M. wants a loan to buy spare vehicle parts.

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: Saira, Samia, Kosar, Bilquis, Elizabeth
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