A loan of $1,375 helped a member to buy supplies for several small businesses.

Bushra's Group's story

Bushra baji is a wife of K. M. and lives in the Bund Road area of Lahore, Pakistan. She has lived there for the last 25 years and is the mother of eight children, six sons and two daughters. Her daughters and her four youngest sons are enrolled in a local school. Her older sons help their father in his building and construction-supply business. He has been in this line of work for the last 35 years. Bushra baji is a housewife who prefers to do household work and take care of her family. She has successfully repaid two loans from Asasah (a microfinance institute in Pakistan). Now she is applying for a third loan to buy construction supplies (such as cement and sand) to help expand her husband's business.

She is joined in her loan group by several other people. Asma baji wants a loan to buy baking supplies (bread, butter and eggs) to resell. Muniran baji wants a loan to buy groceries for her shop. Martha baji wants a loan to buy crystal and handmade decorative pieces to resell. Mahnaz baji wants a loan to buy spare parts for her workshop. Razia baji wants a loan to buy construction supplies for her business.

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: Bushra, Asma, Muniran, Martha, Mahnaz, Razia

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