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Total loan: $775
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Rabia's Group

Pakistan
Lahore, Pakistan / Cobbler

A loan of $775 helped a member to buy material to make pair of shoes.


Rabia's Group's story

Rabia baji is the wife of M. A. and lives in a small area named Bund road of City Lahore, Pakistan. She has been living in this area for the last 22 years. She completed her education until the 10th standard. She is the mother of three children: one son and two daughters. None of her children goes to school. Rabia baji’s husband is a shoemaker and sells those pairs in a shoe shop and different markets. He has been in this business for the last 27 years. Rabia baji herself is a housewife but she also sews clothes for her neighbors and earns a profit. She is applying for a loan to buy material (leather, glue, and shoelaces) for her husband so that he able to make more pairs of shoes and increase the profit.

She is joined in her loan group by a few more members. Sania baji wants a loan to buy material (colored thread, clothes and pattenrs) for her decorative embroidery business. Khalida baji wants a loan to buy more clothes to resell. Irshad baji wants a loan to repair her "pick-up” which she uses for loading vegetables and fruits.

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: Rabia, Sania, Irshad, Khalida
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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: November 7, 2008

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: November 7, 2008