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Safia's Group
In this Group: Safia, Bano, Nazia, Samina, Samina Kosar, Maqsoodan, Noshaba, Shumaila
Safia has requested a loan from KIVA partner Asasah for her sewing business. With the loan investment, she will buy a new sewing machine, because with her current machine she is unable to complete the orders on time. Her husband is involved in a tie and dye business. His clients are very happy with his services and he receives regular orders every month.

Safia is the mother of 3 children. All of them are enrolled in the local school and getting their education. She is very supportive and performs her household duties very well, along with her business. She is confident that by purchasing a new sewing machine, she will be able to complete her orders on time and increase her profits.

Note: ”In the photo, the lady holding a book called Asasah Passbook is Safia.”

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 334
    View loans »
    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,680,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Safia's Group's $1,900 loan helped a member to buy a new sewing machine for her sewing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2012
Mar 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013