A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy an auto-rickshaw (a local three-wheeled motor vehicle).


Shamim M. Hanif Group's story

Shamim baji is a 43-year-old married lady and resides in a city called Borewala, Pakistan. She owns a two-room brick house and has lived in it with her family for the past 25 years. Her husband's name is M. H. and he is a driver, driving a rented auto-rickshaw (a local three-wheeled motor vehicle).

Shamim baji is the mother of four sons. Her eldest son has a flour-selling business. Another is a daily wage laborer. The others are getting education from a school which located near their house. Shamim baji has a knitting business with 6 years' experience making clothes. She does this work to pay the school fees of her younger sons. She successfully repaid her first two loans from Asasah (a micro-finance institute in Pakistan). Now she is applying for a loan to buy an auto-rickshaw (a local three-wheeled motor vehicle) for her husband so that he will able to get all the profit from his hard work.

Shamim baji is the group leader for some more women from her locality. Sabran baji wants a loan to buy cooking oil to re-sell. Rashidan baji wants a loan to buy vehicle spare parts to re-sell. Amna baji wants a loan to buy raw materials (cooking oil, spices, and flour) for her Punjabi food (Samosas and Pakodas) making 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: Shamim , Amna , Sabran , Rashidan
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