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Bashiran's Group
In this Group: Bashiran , Tahira Mosa, Kanizan , Lalan , Kosar
Bashiran baji is a 49-year-old married lady. She is an uneducated lady because her parents were very poor and could hardly meet their financial expenses. This situation never made her feel disappointed at any time because she lives with the belief that although she never got much in her life her own kids will get all they need. She is a mother of three kids: two sons and one daughter. All of her kids are enrolled in a school and getting an education.

Bashiran's husband's name is M. R. and he is a cook by profession and runs his own food corner in the community. His food is based on Punjabi dishes such as “Daal Chawal" and "Dahi Bhalas”. He selected this dishes because there’s a tendency in Pakistani people to prefer to eat Punjabi dishes rather than others. His business is going well and he earns Pak rupees 10,000 to 15,000 in a month.

Bashiran is a very supportive lady. She helps her husband in his business, which gives him strength to work harder. Bashiran’s brother also lives with her and works in a factory, receiving a meager income. She knows that her brother is very hard-working and he is wasting his strength by doing an ordinary job. Therefore Bashiran has decided for him to start a timber-selling business. To start a business she requires a loan of Pak Rs. 15000 so he will be able to buy lumber in bulk.

Bashiran is also a group leader for four other women from her community. Tahira M. wants a loan to buy groceries for her grocery shop. Kanizan baji wants a loan to buy goats for her animal-selling business. Lalan baji wants a loan to buy a donkey cart. Kosar baji wants a loan to buy mason's tools.

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.

Note: Bashiran baji is seated first on the left and all the other baji’s are helping Tahira baji who is seated front right, arranging the plants.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 274
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,699,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bashiran's Group's $950 loan helped a member to start a lumber-selling business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 1, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011