Anwar owns a small embroidery business in her house. Her embroidery cloths are liked by everyone. Presently, her stock of embroidery material is almost finished, therefore she is interested in purchasing a variety of embroidery materials, including colorful threads, beads, stones, needles, and clothes.
For that purpose, Anwar, as a member of a two-person group, has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan. She is hopeful that the loan will be a productive one for her business.
With the profit, she wants to construct her own house. She hopes that she will earn sufficient profit, so that she could easily pay back the loan amount as well as construct her house. She is feeling very happy after taking the loan amount because this will help her to fulfill her needs.
NOTE: In the picture, Anwar is raising her hand.
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 PakistanBRAC 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.
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