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Qasim Group
In this Group: Qasim, Kalsoom, Shakeela, Naseem
Qasim is a 42-year-old hardworking and diligent woman living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her husband, three daughters and two sons. Three of her children are currently studying in primary school. Qasim’s husband is an auto mechanic, and it’s really hard for them to meet the household and educational expenses.

Qasim is a very hardworking and responsible woman. By sewing clothes, she helps her husband meet the family's needs and her children's educational expenses. She has been operating her business very efficiently and honestly for the past two years, and her clients always appreciate her work.

Qasim is a member of a four-person lending group, and has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan. With the loan amount, Qasim will purchase a new sewing machine so that she can work more efficiently and her production can be increased. She can sew more dresses in less time with a new sewing machine.

As Qasim is living in a rented house with her family, she dreams of building her own house. She also desires to increase her business and to provide a quality education to her children. One of her sons has an orange juice shop, and she will also invest a part of the profit amount in his shop. Qasim and her family are very much thankful to both BRAC Pakistan and Kiva for their support.

Note: In the picture, Qasim is raising 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
  • 362
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,689,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Qasim Group's $875 loan helped a member to purchase a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014