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Shahla's Group
In this Group: Shahla , Rehana, Humaira, Farhana
Shahla has applied for a loan for the second time from Kiva partner Asasah for her sewing business. She started this business 10 years ago because her husband’s income was not enough to fulfill the basic needs of the family. Now she is very much an expert in her work and receives a good number of orders every month from her neighboring clients.

She will use the loan money for purchasing a new sewing machine, which will help her complete orders on time and make more income.

She is 28 years old and a confident person who is very much hopeful that an investment will bring more profits to her and she will be able to enroll her second daughter, who is now 7, in school in the near future.

She is the mother of three daughters; her eldest daughter is enrolled in the local school and is getting her education. Her husband's name is A. A.; he works in a factory for a low income.

She belongs to Khanewal, which is a small city of Pakistan known for its agriculture industry. She owns a two-room brick house and lives in it with her family.

Note: In the photo, the lady with the book called the Asasah Passbook is Shahla.

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
  • 290
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,414,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shahla's Group's $950 loan helped a member to buy a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012