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Safia's Group
In this Group: Safia , Maqsoodan, Noshaba, Samina, Tahira
Safia lives in Jaranwala which is a small city of Punjab, Pakistan and known for its agriculture industry. She has been living there with her family in a 2-room brick house for almost 16 years.

Her husband’s name is S. P. and he is a painter by trade. He paint houses, walls and buildings on order. He makes contracts with different companies and also works for individuals on a daily wage. He has good skills in his work and receives regular orders every month.

Safia is a housewife who prefers to stay at home and perform her household responsibilities. She is a very caring mother and takes care of her children very well. She has two sons and a daughter. Her eldest son operates a grocery shop while her remaining children are studying at a local school. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah to improve her husband’s business. With the loan, her husband will buy paint and brushes that will help him offer better quality services to his clients and earn better profits.

He has been doing this work for the past 10 years and Safia is confident that the loan investment will help him earn more profits from his work. Safia is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her 3rd loan application. In previous loan years, she has always paid her installments on time and never missed a single meeting.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 334
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,680,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Safia's Group's $1,250 loan helped a member to buy paint and brushes for her husband's painting service.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012