A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy an ox to till their land.

Bilquis Manzoor Masih Group's story

Bilquis baji is a 48-year-old married lady and resides in a place called Kot Radha Kishan which is 24 km from the city of Kasur, Pakistan. She owns a two-room brick house and has been living in it for the past 18 years. Her husband's name is M. M. and he is a farmer. She has no children. She spends most of her time sewing clothes and making embroidered clothes. This activity gives her rewards in the form of money. She invests a part of her income in her husband’s land and a part to furnish her house. She is applying for a loan to buy an ox to till the land belonging to her husband.

Bilquis baji is the group leader for a few more women. Safia, Seema and Irshad baji each want a loan to buy buffaloes for their milk-selling business. Another lady called Irshad baji wants a loan to buy bricks to re-sell. Jabeen baji wants a loan to buy sanitary supplies (taps, pipes) for her sanitary supply 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.

In this group: Bilquis , Safia, Seema , Irshad , Irshad , Jabeen
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