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Shahida's Group
In this Group: Shahida, Razia, Bashiran, Nasreen, Rabia
Shahida lives in a city called Arifwala, which is located in Punjab, Pakistan and known for its dairy industry. She is married to P. who has a business selling fruit. He sells fruit on different streets of the city by visiting with his four-wheeled cart. He purchases fruit from the fruit market and starts going to sell them early in the morning. Shahida is a housewife who manages her household work by staying at home. She also helps her husband by arranging the fruit on his cart so he can easily sell them.

Shahida has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband’s business. With the loan, he will buy fresh seasonal fruit to sell and earn better profits. Shahida is hopeful that this investment will help him improve his business further.

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

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
  • 209
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,360,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shahida's Group's $1,250 loan helped a member to buy fresh seasonal fruit to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2011
May 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012