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Abida's Group
In this Group: Abida, Shamshad Akhtar
Abida is a very supportive lady. Along with her household work, she manages her business sewing clothes very well. She is very skillful in her work and receives a good number of orders every month. The income she earns helps her pay for the utility bills and the school fees of her children. She has given birth to four children: two of them are studying while the others stay at home.

Abida's husband is a fruit vendor by profession. His shop is located in the market where he offers his clients fresh seasonal fruits at good prices.

Abida has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Asasah, for the further expansion of her husband’s fruit selling business. With the loan, he will buy fresh seasonal fruits for selling in his shop. He has been operating his business for the past three years and Abida hopes that after the loan investment his business will grow further.

In the photo, the lady with a book (an Asasah passbook) is Abida.

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
  • 371
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,689,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Abida's Group's $250 loan helped a member to buy fresh seasonal fruits for a fruit selling business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 12, 2011
May 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012