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Surriya's Group
In this Group: Surriya , Ammer Nusrat, Khursheed Begum, Naseem Mai, Najma Begum
Surriya sells shawls in order to increase her family's financial comfort. She has applied for a loan from Asasah (a microfinance institute in Pakistan) to expand her business selling shawls (a fabric square worn by women over the shoulders or head).

She lives in the city of Multan, which is famous in Pakistan for its sweetmeats and holy places. She owns a small house of two rooms, and has been living in it with her family for over twenty years.

Surriya is a very talented lady and is an expert in her work. She sells embroided and colored shawls to her customers. Her selection of shawls attracts her customers to her business. Multan is famous for its "saint places". To maintain the legacy, women wear shawls to cover their heads as a sign of respect and men also wear scarves on their heads.

With the loan, Surriya will buy the shawls in bulk. She is hopeful that she can greatly increase her income which will help her family have a better financial life.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 276
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,714,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.2
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Surriya's Group's $800 loan helped a member to purchase shawls in bulk for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 1, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011