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Shahlan's Group
In this Group: Shahlan, Hajra, Wakeelan, Bashiran, Farzana
Shahlan is a resident of Khanewal, which is a small city in Pakistan known for its agriculture industry. Her house is located in the area of Marzipura and she lives there with her family. She is an active 36-year-old lady. She not only provides comfort to her family by completing her household responsibilities but also supports them financially from her sewing and embroidery works. She offers her services to her neighboring clients and earns income for the family. Her family respects her and loves her a lot for her kind and helping nature towards them.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the further improvement of her business. Through the loan, she will buy embroidery materials such as clothes, beads and colored thread in bulk quantity that will help her offer better services to her clients, which will definitely affect her monthly profits. Shahlan is hopeful that this investment will bring more profits to her and will improve her business conditions.

Note: In the photo, the lady with a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Shahlan.

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
  • 213
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,693,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shahlan's Group's $1,025 loan helped a member to buy embroidery materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012