Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Tahira's Group
In this Group: Tahira , Rehana, Parveen, Shamim Akhtar
Tahira has applied for a loan from the Kiva partner, Asasah, for the improvement of her husband’s embroidery business. With the loan he will buy embroidery supplies such as fabrics, colored thread and beads in bulk to offer better quality services to his clients by preparing different varieties of embroidered clothing. He operates his shop in the market and is well known among his clients for his good quality work. Tahira is hopeful that her husband’s business will improve after the loan investment which will result in making her family’s life better.

Tahira was married eight years ago and has four children. Two of them are studying and the others stay at home. She wants to enroll her remaining children in school, for which her husband needs to improve his business income because he is the only breadwinner in the family.

Tahira lives with her family in Mian channu, which is a small city located in the Punjab province in Pakistan, known for its agriculture industry. She lives there in a two-room brick house where she moved seven years ago.

She is a new loan user, and this is the first time she has applied for a loan from Asasah. She is hopeful that it will be a good decision for her family's future.

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
  • 253
    View loans »
    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,728,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tahira's Group's $750 loan helped a member to buy embroidery supplies for her husband's business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012