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Bushra's Group
In this Group: Bushra , Rehana, Naseem, Sajida, Maryam
Bushra is 48 years old and married with three children. Her husband, I., is 60 years old and has a business selling food. He has a small restaurant in the market where he offers different kinds of Punjabi food and tea to his customers. His food dishes are very famous and people come from different areas to taste his nan chanay (made with chickpeas and served with bread) and biryani (made with rice and served with pickles).

A talented lady, Bushra also supports her husband financially by doing embroidery. She has a good number of clients in her neighborhood and receives regular orders from them every month, earning a good income. She has 2 sons and a daughter. Her eldest son left school after 8th grade and started working in a factory at a low salary. Her second son is illiterate and her daughter is in 3rd grade.

Bushra has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner Asasah to improve her embroidery business. She will use the loan to purchase embroidery materials such as beads, colored thread, sketches and unstitched clothing in larger quantities to help her make more embroidered clothes to increase her income and sales. She has been operating this business for many years and is hopeful that an investment will return a good profit for her business. Bushra is a regular lender with Asasah and this is her 3rd loan application. In her previous loan years, she has maintained good credit behavior and never missed a meeting.

Note: In the photo, Bushra is raising her hand.

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.

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About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 279
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,700,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.8
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bushra's Group's $1,175 loan helped a member to buy embroidery material and unstitched clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011