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Safia's Group
In this Group: Safia , Roma, Perveen, Shazia
Safia has three children, two of whom are studying and one who is too young to attend school. She is a seamstress who sews clothes for clients to financially support her husband. In this photo, Safia is holding a book called the Asasah passbook.

Safia is requesting a loan from the Kiva partner Asasah to use for her husband’s bed sheet business. Her husband will buy cloth, thread, and other raw materials to make a greater quantity of higher quality bed sheets to increase his sales and profits. Safia's husband has been operating his business for many years, and she has full confidence that his business will grow as a result of loan. She is hopeful that her husband's increased profit will allow her to send her youngest son to school next year.

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
  • 337
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,680,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Safia's Group's $925 loan helped a member to buy cloth, thread, and materials to make bed sheets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Feb 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013