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Safia's Group
In this Group: Safia , Naseem, Robina, Mumtaz, Yasmeen, Sumaira, Shamim, Afshan, Shahida, Sumaira
Safia is a 40-year-old hard-working woman. She lives in Punjab, Pakistan with her husband, son and daughter. Her husband is a taxi driver while both of her children are students. Her husband's income is insufficient to meet the family's needs, so Safia is trying to help him fulfill their needs by stitching clothing.

She has been operating her tailoring business very efficiently for three years, but she is currently in need of a new sewing machine, cloth and accessories as her old machine is not working properly. To do that, she has requested a loan as a member of a 10-person group from KIVA’s partner BRAC Pakistan so she can continue her business. With the profits she will pay household expenses and buy more sewing machines so that in the future she can increase her net income. She is hopeful that the loan will be a productive one for her family.

Note: In the picture Safia is carrying a passbook in 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
  • 371
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,689,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 95.7
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Safia's Group's $1,775 loan helped a member to purchase new cloth and a tailoring machine for her tailoring business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013