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Safia's Group
In this Group: Safia, Bushra, Mahnaz, Maqbool, Razia, Munawar, Yasmeen, Shahida Parveen
Safia is a very active and nice lady. She takes care of her home by doing her household responsibilities. In addition, she works as a seamstress and embroidery expert. She is very skillful and receives regular orders every month. She started doing this work to support her husband financially. Now she has become renown among her community clients for her good skills and work. The income she earns helps to pay off the utilities and to manage the other household expenses.

Her husband is a driver by profession and provides transport services to his passengers. Safia is the mother of four sons and a daughter. Only her two younger children are able to attend school and get their education. Her eldest son has a construction supplies business, the second son is a laborer and the third one is a building contractor.

Safia has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the betterment of her embroidery business. With the loan, she will buy embroidery frames and embroidery materials such as beads, colored thread and sketches in bulk quantity to be able to make better quality embroidered clothes and increase her income. She has been operating her business for the past eight years and is very confident that the investment will be a profitable one for her business.

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

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
  • 215
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,360,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Safia's Group's $2,050 loan helped a member to buy embroidery frames and embroidery materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012