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Yasmeen's Group
In this Group: Yasmeen, Ruqayia, Tamana, Asma, Balqees, Rabia
Yasmeen is 30 years old, a hard working and independent woman. She is living in Punjab, Pakistan, with her husband, son and two daughters. Her husband is an engineer. Yasmeen works as a beautician in a beauty parlor. She has done different types of beautician courses and now she wants to open a new beauty salon of her own.

For that reason, as a member of a six-person lending group, she has requested a loan from Kiva partner BRAC Pakistan. On getting a profit from her business, she will be able to generate some income for her family. Her husband is very glad to know that his wife is planning to start her own business. He assures her that he will be helping her in the business. She hopes that her business will be successful and she is very much thankful to both Brac and Kiva.

Note: In the picture, Yasmeen is carrying 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
  • 337
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,677,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 94.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Yasmeen's Group's $1,150 loan helped a member to open a new beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2012
Oct 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013