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Afshan's Group
In this Group: Afshan, Shabana
Afshan is a 35-year-old married woman who is a mother of four children. She lives in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. For the past five years, Afshan has been sewing clothes at home to support her family. Her husband drives a bus and is away for months and she has to wait for cash to meet her household expenses. Her brother lives with her to look after her family; he works sewing clothing at a garment factory and has been bringing home cloth so she can sew clothing to earn some money. Unfortunately, Afshan had sold her sewing machine to meet her household expenses.

Afshan is requesting a 25,000 PKR loan to purchase a machine to sew clothes. She hopes to get a boost in her earnings and be able to provide a quality education for her children. Afshan is very thankful to Kiva and its field partner 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
  • 361
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,689,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.7
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Afshan's Group's $550 loan helped a member to buy a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2013
Aug 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014