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Katharine's Group
In this Group: Katharine , Naziran, Naseem, Roma
Katharine supports her family by doing sewing work. She is a seamstress who sews clothes for her neighboring clients. The reason she started this business is because her husband’s income was not regular and it was very difficult for her family to survive financially. Her husband works as a laborer.
She is the mother of two daughters and a son. Both of her daughters are nurses and make contributions to improving the financial condition of their family.

Katharine lives with her family in a three room brick house made of mud in the area of Clarkabad.

She has applied for a loan from Asasah for her sewing business. With the loan she will buy an electric sewing machine and hire a worker who will assist her in completing orders on time. She hopes that by hiring an assistant her business will expand and her income will increase as well.

Her elder daughter is now of marriage age and Katharine is confident that she will be able to marry her soon with the help of an increased income.
She is in her 3rd loan cycle and has proved a responsible client of Asasah. In the previous years of loans she has maintained a good credit history and never missed any meetings.

Additional Information

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About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 280
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,693,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.6
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Katharine's Group's $800 loan helped a member buying an electric sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 16, 2010
Listed
Aug 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2011