Since 2004, her husband has had been running a fish shop in the main market as the only source of income for their family. He is a very hard working and honest person and he is capable of generating more income.
Kalsoom, a member of a six-person lending group, has requested a loan from Kiva partner Brac Pakistan to support the growth of her husband's fish shop. He hopes to increase his monthly income and save funds for the future of their only daughter. As the Muslim religious holiday, Eid-ul-Azah, is near, she wants to purchase new clothes for her family as well from the profit generated.
Kalsoom dreams for her daughter's bright future and prays for husband's good health. Many thanks and best wishes for Kiva from her.
Note: in the picture Kalsoom holding a pass book in hand.
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 PakistanBRAC 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.
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