A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy wheat to sell.


Rani's Group's story

Rani baji, the wife of S. A., lives inChichawatni, Pakistan. She owns a two-room brick house where she has lived for the last 20 years. She is the mother of two children: one son and one daughter. Her son memorizes the Holy Book, Quran-e-Pak. Her daughter is in the 7th standard grade.

Rani baji’s husband has been selling wheat for the past 10 years. Rani baji is a housewife who prefers to do household work and take care of her family. She is applying for a loan to buy wheat to resell.

She is joined in her loan group by four more members. Munawar baji wants a loan to buy leather for her shoe-making business. Rafea baji wants a loan to buy seasonal fruits for her fruit-selling business. Asma baji wants a loan to buy cigarettes to resell. Ameer baji wants a loan to repair an auto-rickshaw (a local three-wheeled motor vehicle).

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.

Note: Baji, which means "older sister," is a term of respect for women in Pakistan.

In this group: Rani, Munawar, Rafea, Asma, Ameer
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