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Safia's Group
In this Group: Safia, Musarat, Farhat Jabeen, Zubaida, Qamar
Safia, a resident of Borewala (which is famous for its shrines) Pakistan, is the wife of M. A. and the mother of five children. All of them are enrolled in a school and are getting an education. She owns a small house of two rooms and has been living in it with her family for over fifteen years.

A very caring and loving lady, Safia operates a cart making (weaving a cart frame with rope) business. Her business provides major support to her family. She fills carts on order and receives income which she uses to pay for the utilities and for the education expenses of her kids.

Her husband is involved in a rice selling business. He purchases the rice sacks from the market and supplies them to the grocery shops and generates income.

Safia has completed two loans from Asasah and now is applying for the third time to invest the capital in her husband’s business so he can purchase the rice sacks and expand his business.

Additional Information

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.

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About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 272
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,384,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Safia's Group's $1,200 loan helped a member purchase rice sacks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 12, 2010
May 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011