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Bashraan's Group
In this Group: Bashraan, Rubina Bibi, Hajra, Sharifan
Bashraan is a widow who stays at home and does her household responsibilities. She is a mother of two sons. Her elder son is married and operates a breakfast stall where he serves his customers "Nan chanay" (made with chick peas and served with bread) while her younger son sells "Daal chawal" (a dish made with lentils and served with rice and pickle) which is a traditional Punjabi dish.

Bashraan has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her elder son who wants to improve his breakfast stall business. Thanks to the loan, he will purchase required ingredients such as spices, cooking oil, chick peas, etc. so that he can serve many more customers and enhance his monthly profits. He has been operating this business for the past 5 years and Bashraan is confident that he will successfully be able to improve his business after the loan investment.

She belongs to Pakpattan which is a small city in Pakistan, known for its agriculture. She has been living there in a 2-room brick house with her family for the past 20 years. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her 2nd loan application. In the previous loan year, she has proved herself to be a responsible client by paying her installments on time and attending every meeting.

Note: In the photo, the lady raising her hand is Bashraan.

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
  • 274
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,631,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bashraan's Group's $675 loan helped a member to buy required ingredients such as spices, cooking oil and chick peas, etc. for breakfast stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012