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Zahida's Group
In this Group: Zahida , Safia, Yasmeen
Zahida is a resident of Lahore, the second largest city in Pakistan and known for its history and culture.
She is 35 years old lives in a three-roomed brick house with her family. She has converted her house into a home with her great management qualities.
Zahida is the mother of a 12 year old son who had to start a business at a very early age and couldn’t get an education. He sells purses and men's wallets. Her husband is illiterate and works in a vegetable market as a vegetable seller. Zahida supports her family by operating a PCO (Public calling office where people make a call and pay the call charges) at her home. She has dedicated a room and converted it to a PCO. Her business is currently going well.

Zahida has applied for a loan from Asasah for her husband who wants to buy some seasonal vegetables for his business. She hopes that her husband’s business will improve and his income will be increased. She is a regular loan user of Asasahand; this is her fifth loan cycle. She has proven herself as a responsible client who never misses a single meeting and timely pays her installments.

Note: "In this photo, Zahida is showing the phone sets in her PCO".

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 371
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,689,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.6
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Zahida's Group's $625 loan helped a member purchase seasonal vegetables for selling.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 11, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011