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Shabana's Group
In this Group: Shabana, Iqra, Naghma, Salma, Razia
Shabana lives in Lahore, which is the second largest city of Pakistan and famous for its history and culture. She lives there with her family in the area of Mughalpura in a 3-roomed house.

A talented lady, Shabana operates an embroidery business at her home. She makes embroidered dresses for her neighboring clients and earns well after completing them. She is the mother of 2 sons and 3 daughters. All of them study, except the youngest one who is only 2 years old.
Her husband’s name is M. and he is a painter by profession. He paints walls, doors and windows on contract and generates income for the family.

Shabana has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah to improve her embroidery business. With the loan, she will purchase embroidery material such as beads, colored thread and clothes in bulk to offer more embroidered variety to her customers and to make more income. She has been operating this business for over 9 years and she is hopeful that an investment will bring more profits for her. She is a new loan applicant of Asasah.

Note: “In the photo, the lady with a raising hand is Shabana”.

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.

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
  • 316
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,524,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shabana's Group's $850 loan helped a member to buy embroidery supplies for embroidery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012