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Rehana's Group
In this Group: Rehana, Nazia, Shaheen, Gulshan, Rukhsana, Naheed
Rehana is a 36-year-old confident and independent woman. She lives in a rented house with her husband and daughter in the remote area of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her daughter is a graduate student while husband runs his own vegetable shop in the market. But his income is inadequate to fulfill the family needs and household expenses. Rehana herself is an efficient and hardworking tailor.

For the past 15 years, she has been running a small business in her home, providing tailoring services in her community. All of her customers appreciate her efficient and excellent skills. Her earnings are playing a vital role in the family's income so she wants to continue it in the future. She currently lacks sufficient tailoring material and her sewing machine has stopped working as well. She cannot afford to purchase the needed material to continue her tailoring business.

Rehana, as a member of a six-person lending group, has requested for a loan from Kiva's partners BRAC Pakistan to purchase reels of thread in various colors, cloth, needles and one sewing machine. This will not only help her to continue her small tailoring business but increase her net income as well. She wants to put aside profit to save for her daughter's better future. She is very much thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

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
  • 269
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,721,100
    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 $1,075 loan helped a member to purchase a new sewing machine and material for her tailoring business.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013