A loan of $700 helped a member to buy goata for her butcher shop.

Nursrat Parveen M.rafiq Group's story

Nursrat Parveen baji is a 45-year-old woman who resides in Kasur, Pakistan. She has been living in this city for the past 10 years. She completed her education until the 5th standard grade. She couldn’t get more education because her parents couldn’t bear the expense. She has one daughter who reads and is in kindergarten.

Her husband is a butcher who runs a butcher shop in the community. He sells goat meat, specifically. People used to come to him to buy meat. Nusrat baji herself has a cloth-selling business. She buys clothes from big “Orega and Shahalmi” cloth markets in Lahore and sells them in Kasur. She has been in this business for the past 8 years.

Nursrat baji has successfully repaid her first loan from Asasah, a microfinance institute in Pakistan. Now she is applying for a loan to buy more goats to expand her husband’s meat business.

She is joined in her loan group by two more members. Razia baji wants a loan to buy used vehicle wheels to resell. Fazilat baji wants a loan to buy meat 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.

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

In this group: Nursrat Parveen , Razia , Fazilat

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