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Yasmeen's Group
In this Group: Yasmeen, Noreen, Sughra, Zubaida, Bashra, Kousar, Rubi
Yasmeen is a 45 year old woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is a mother of five children. She has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan for her tailoring business.

The loan will help her to expand her tailoring business, which she has been running very efficiently since 1998. She wants the financing to invest in purchasing a new sewing machine. She believes in hard work and honesty. She is confident that the loan will bring positive changes to her business and will increase her profit.

Yasmeen has two buffaloes as well. She sells their milk in the market. With the profit, she wants to purchase one more buffalo to increase her milk selling business also. This will help her to increase her net income and savings.

She is thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

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
  • 430
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,128,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 97.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Yasmeen's Group's $1,200 loan helped a member to purchase a new sewing machine for her tailoring business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2013
Feb 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013