Sumaira, age 31, is the leader of this borrower group. She is a very hard-working and decent lady. She is a responsible mother of four children, two daughters and two sons. She adores her family, and her husband works very hard so that his family can have a good and respectable life. Her husband owns a restaurant, which is the only source of income for his family. He offers a variety of delicious and hygienic food in the restaurant. Sumaira is applying for a loan from Kiva partner BRAC Pakistan with the goal of improving her husband's business. He will use the loan to buy cooking oil, beef, chicken and pulses (legumes) for making various dishes. With the expected profits from this loan, he intends to expand his business so that he can eventually build a small house for his family. Sumaira hopes that the loan will be helpful to her husband's business. She is thankful to the Kiva lenders and to BRAC Pakistan.
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.