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Sughran Bashir Ahmad's Group
In this Group: Sughran , Razia, Nasreen Akhtar, Zubaida Begum
Sughran lives in a two-roomed brick house in Gujranwala, an industrial city located in Punjab, Pakistan. She is a widow who had great difficulties after the death of her husband. She brought up her four sons and one daughter by doing labor in order to help them be successful in their professions. Her first three sons are cobblers by profession and make shoes by receiving orders from shoe factories and shops. Her youngest son is enrolled in school and is getting an education.

Sughran has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah, for her sons' cobbler business. With this loan, they will buy raw materials such as leather, nails and shoe polish in large quantities, which will help them to finish larger orders on time and make more income.

Sughran is hopeful that this loan investment will help her sons in growing their business and increasing their earnings. She is a regular loan user of Kiva partner, Asasah, and this is her fourth loan application. In previous loan years, she has maintained good credit behavior and attended every meeting.

Note: In the photo, the lady who has holds a book (called the Asasah passbook) in her hands is Sughran.

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
  • 403
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,152,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.8
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sughran Bashir Ahmad's Group's $900 loan helped a member to buy raw material for shoe making business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 1, 2010
Nov 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011