A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy materials for boutique.


Parveen Siddique Masih Group's story

Parveen baji is a 45 year old married lady who has lived in Lahore, Pakistan for the past 28 years. She is an uneducated lady because her parents couldn’t bear her education expenses. Parveen baji married S. M., who is a driver by profession and drives an auto-rickshaw (a local three-wheeled motor vehicle). Parveen baji is the mother of one son whose name is Riaz M. and he runs a boutique. Parveen baji helps her son in his boutique by preparing embroidered dresses which her son displays in his boutique. Parveen baji did not learn this art from anyone, but believes it was a gift from God. Her son feels proud to be her son. She successfully repaid her first loan from Asasah (a microfinance institute of Pakistan). Now she is applying again for a loan to buy materials (clothes, colored thread and sketches) for her son’s boutique.

Parveen baji is the group leader of five other women from her locality. Adfarina baji wants a loan to buy cricket products (bat & ball) to sell. Mussarat zareen baji and Alvina baji each want a loan to buy clothes to sell. Rani baji wants a loan to buy leather for her shoe making business. Shamim baji wants a loan to buy vehicle spare parts to sell.

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: Parveen, Adfarina , Mussarat Zareen , Alvina , Rani, Shamim
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