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Rehana's Group
In this Group: Rehana, Saima, Shehnaz , Shah, Robeena, Waheedan
Rehana is a 24 year old, confident, and independent woman. She is living in a rented house with her husband in the remote area of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband is an auto mechanic but his income is inadequate to fulfill the family needs and household expenses.

Rehana is an efficient and hardworking tailor. Since 2010, she has been running a small tailoring business in her home. She provides tailoring services in her community. All of her customers appreciate for her efficient and excellent skills. Her income is playing a vital role in the family's income so she wants to continue it in the future as well.

Currently her tailoring stock is not enough and her sewing machine has stopped working as well, therefore she is unable to continue her business. However due to the lack of money she is unable to purchase the needed materials for her business.

As a member of six-person lending group, she has requested for a loan from Kiva's partners BRAC Pakistan to purchase reels of thread in various colours, cloth, needles and one sewing machine. This will not only help her to continue her small business but increase her net income as well. She desires to open a new shop and to live in her own house with her husband.

Note: In the picture Rehana holds a pass book 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
  • 274
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,699,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 96.0
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A portion of Rehana's Group's $1,275 loan helped a member to purchase some tailoring materials and a sewing machine for her tailoring business.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2012
Dec 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013