A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy an electric sewing machine.


Irshad Bashir Maish Group's story

Irshad Baji is a 41-year-old married woman. She lives in Kot Radha Kishan about a half hour away from Kasur, in Pakistan. She has no formal education because her parents couldn’t afford her tuition. Her husband, B. M., is a mason. They have two sons, who are also masons. Irshad Baji embroiders clothes at home. This activity gives her a good income, and she is happy to invest her income in her house. She is asking for a loan to buy an electric sewing machine, which would help her embroider more dresses in less time.

She is the leader of a group of women who are also seeking loans. Shahnaz Baji wants a loan to buy fabric for her clothing business. Zuhra Baji and Sugran Baji each want a loan to buy buffalo for their dairy businesses. Hamidan Baji wants a loan to stock her grocery shop.

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.

In this group: Irshad , Shahnaz , Zuhra , Sugran , Hamidan
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