Shameem's husband is a driver by profession and provides transport services to his customers. Shameem has five sons, four of whom work while her youngest son is studying in second grade.
Shameem has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for further expansion of her business. With the loan investment she will buy a buffalo for selling after raising it up. She will also sell its milk to customers in her community to earn extra income.
More information about this loan
Asasah offers products that are customized for its Muslim clients. This Qard Hassan product loan. also referred to as Qarz-e-Hasna (Al-Madad) in the Urdu language, is an interest free loan, usually offered to students or the very poor. For more information on Islamic microfinance, please click here.
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.
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