A loan of $700 helped a member to buy material to make decorative embroidered dresses.

Tarifa Javed Masih Group's story

Tarifa baji is a 38-year-old woman who resides in Walton in Lahore, Pakistan. She owns a two-room brick house where she has been living for the past 20 years. She completed her education until the 8th standard grade, but couldn’t get more education due to her father’s low income. Her husband, J. M., works in a cinema and provides tickets to the people.

Tarifa baji makes decorative embroidered dresses on order and earns a good profit on them. She has successfully repaid her four previous loans from Asasah (a microfinance institute of Pakistan). Now she is applying for a loan to buy clothes, patterns, and colored thread to expand her decorative embroidery business.

She is joined in her loan group by three more members. Samina baji wants a loan to buy a sewing machine to sew clothes. Nasira baji wants a loan to buy chairs and tools for her barber salon. Nasreen baji wants a loan to buy lentils, cooking oil and spices for her food 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: Tarifa, Samina, Nasira Parveen, Nasreen

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