A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy wooden sticks to make decorative pieces to sell.

Zehar Batool M. Aslam Pervaiz Group's story

Zehar Batool baji is a 46-year-old married lady and has resided in a city called Borewala, Pakistan for the past 45 years. Her parents couldn’t provide her with an education, and she left school after completing 8th standard. Her husband's name is M. A. P. and he has a rice-selling business. He buys the sacks of rice from different cities (Lahore, Kasur) and sells in different shops in Borewala. He has 20 years of experience in this business.

Zehar baji is the mother of six kids: four daughters and two sons. All of her kids are getting an education from a local school near their house. Zehar baji herself is involved in making decorative pieces. She makes wooden pieces with writing on them: various Holy names, e.g., “Allah and Muhammad”. Her art is very famous in her community and outside of the community as well. She successfully repaid her first loan from Asasah (a micro-finance institute in Pakistan). Now she is applying for a loan to buy more wooden sticks to expand her decorative pieces business.

She is the group leader for some more women frpm her locality. Parveen Akhtar baji wants a loan to buy bicycles to re-sell. Faizan baji wants a loan to buy wires and switch boards for her electric items business. Majidan baji wants a loan to buy groceries for her grocery shop. Shaheen baji wants a loan to buy medicines for her medical store.

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: Zehar Batool , Parveen Akhtar , Faizan , Majidan , Shaheen
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