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Total loan: $950
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Anwar Akmal Masih Group

Pakistan
Kasur, Pakistan / Blacksmith

A loan of $950 helped a member to buy iron for making iron rods.


Anwar Akmal Masih Group's story

Anwar baji is a 44-year-old woman who resides in Kasur, Pakistan, a city is famous for its sweetmeat. Her husband, A. M., is a blacksmith by profession. Anwar baji is the mother of seven children: two sons and five daughters. Her eldest son works with his father. Her eldest daughter helps her to embroider dresses. The others are enrolled in a local school in her neighborhood.

Anwar baji embroiders dresses and sells them in the clothing market. She has successfully repaid her three previous loans from Asasah, a microfinance institute in Pakistan. Now she is applying for a loan to buy iron to expand her husband’s business so that her husband will be able to make more iron rods and expand his business.

She is joined in her loan group by three more members. Zarqa baji and Asia baji each want a loan to buy leather to resell. Shahnaz baji wants a loan to buy a buffalo for her milk 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.

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

In this group: Anwar Bibi, Zarqa , Asia Bibi, Shahnaz Bibi
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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: November 27, 2008

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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: November 27, 2008