A loan of $800 helped a member to buy clothing to turn into thread sales.


Yasmeen Liaqat Ali Group's story

Yasmeen baji is the widow of L. A. and lives in the city of Riwind, Pakistan. She has been living in this city for the past 16 years. She is the mother of seven children: three sons and four daughters. Her eldest son is a transit driver and operates an auto-rickshaw (a local three-wheeled motor vehicle). Her other children are all enrolled in the local neighborhood school.

Yasmeen baji works selling thread. She has been in this business for the past 10 years. She buys inexpensive sweaters and removes the thread from them. Then she washes the thread, bundles it, and sells it to different shops for a profit. She is applying for a loan to buy more clothing so that she may expand her thread selling business.

This is a group loan, and the funds will be distributed among group members, each of whom will invest in her own business. She is joined by three other members: Nusrat baji wants a loan to buy cooking oil and spices for her food business; Naziran baji also wants a loan to buy sweaters for her thread business; and Majidan baji wants a loan to buy wood cutting tools for her wood selling business. The members mutually guarantee one another's loans. If one member does not repay, the other members are responsible.

In this group: Yasmeen, Nusrat , Naziran , Majidan
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