A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy cigarettes to re-sell.


Irshad Rani's Group's story

Irshad rani baji is the wife of B. M. and lives in the city named Lahore, in a district called named Walton, Pakistan. She has been married for the last 25 years. She is the mother of five children: four boys and one girl.

Irshad baji's brother has a cigarette shop. Her elder son works with her brother. The next eldest is in 10th standard. The one after him works in a factory. Her younger son wants to be a tailor. Her daughter completed her 10th standard and presently she is free and does household work.

Irshad baji's husband is a daily wage laborer. Irshad baji is a housewife and prefers to do household work. She has successfully repaid her three loans from Asasah (a microfinance institute in Pakistan). Now she is applying for a loan to buy more cigarettes for her brother's cigarette shop.

She is joined in her loan group by several more members. Mumtaz baji wants a loan to buy wood for her shutter business. Nasreen baji wants a loan to buy cosmetics for her beauty parlor. Bashiran baji wants a loan to repair her auto-rickshaw (a local three-wheeled vehicle). Nasreen and Shabnam baji each want a loan to buy spare parts for vehicles.

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: Irshad Rani, Bashiran, Nasreen, Mumtaz, Shabnam, Nasreen
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