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Safdar's Group
In this Group: Safdar, Riffat, Sangeeta, Khalida, Sameena, Jabeen, Zahoor, Sakeena, Kosar, Sakeena
Safdar is a 50-year-old hardworking and independent woman. She lives in Pakistan with her husband and two sons. Her husband is jobless. As she has sufficient skills in tailoring, she wants to generate some income by stitching clothes so that she can meet the family's needs and expenses. But to start her tailoring business, she needs a tailoring (sewing) machine. For that, Safdar, as a member of a 10-person group, has requested a loan from KIVA partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase a sewing machine to satisfy the needs of her clients more professionally. She hopes, with the help of the loan, to reach her desired net income and be able to save for their future. She dreams of giving her children a quality education. With the profit, she will open her own boutique in the future. Lots of prayer for BRAC and KIVA from Safdar.

Note: In the picture, Safdar is holding a passbook in her hand.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

BRAC Pakistan focuses its work in some of the most underdeveloped parts of Pakistan, characterized by poor infrastructure and high levels of poverty. By supporting this loan, you are enabling access to finance for borrowers living in some of Pakistan's poorest areas.

About BRAC Pakistan

BRAC Pakistan is a subsidiary of BRAC, one of the world’s largest development organizations with a focus on microfinance and economic empowerment. It offers micro-loans designed to help small businesses, very poor clients and others, in addition to health and education services. Kiva’s flexible, zero-interest capital will enable BRAC to expand its outreach in underserved regions and to women who have had no access to microfinance services.

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
  • 428
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,128,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 94.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Safdar's Group's $2,500 loan helped a member to purchase a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2012
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013