A loan of $675 helped a member to buy more fruits to resell.


Shagufta's Group's story

Shagufta baji is the wife of A. G. and lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Lahore is famous for its historical places. She has been living in this city for the last 25 years. She completed her education through the 8th standard. She is the mother of six children: two sons and four daughters. Her elder son helps his father in his business. Her younger son is not yet of school-going age. Her eldest daughter is in the 8th standard in school. The next younger is in the 7th standard. Shagufta baji's husband has a fruit-selling business. He has been in this business for the last 10 years. Shagufta baji successfully repaid her first loan from Asasah (a microfinance institute in Pakistan). Now she is applying for a loan to buy more seasonal fruits to expand her husband's fruit business. She is joined in her loan group by three other members. Nasreen baji wants a loan to buy electric supplies (wires, tube lights and switch boards) for her husband's electric shop. Jamila baji and Shahida baji want loans to buy more cloth to resell. 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: Shagufta, Nasreen, Jamila, Shahida
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