A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy material for sweetmeat selling business.

Irshad Begum M. Sharif Group's story

Irshad begum baji is 48 years old, married, and has resided in Borewala, Pakistan for the past 30 years. Growing up, she unfortunately could not attain education due to her family’s financial difficulties. She is currently married to M. S., a sweetmeat maker. He has owned his own store for the past 28 years. Irshad baji is the mother of four kids: three sons and one daughter. All of her kids are currently attending the local school, and one of her sons is memorizing the holy book “Quran-e-Pak”.

Irshad baji is a very responsible lady. She helps her husband at the family business, making sweetmeats. She has successfully repaid her first loan from Asasah (a microfinance institute of Pakistan). She is applying again for a loan to buy materials (sugar, cooking oil and dry fruits) to expand her husband’s sweetmeat business.

She joined her current loan group with several women in her local community, all of whom are seeking to expand their family businesses. Sugran baji wants a loan to buy clothes for her clothes selling business. Atharan baji wants a loan to expand her sweetmeat selling business. Maryam baji wants a loan to buy another buffalo for her milk selling business. Ashran baji wants a loan to drive an auto-rickshaw (a local three-wheeled motor vehicle).

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 Begum, Sugran, Atharan, Maryam, Ashran

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