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Shamim's Group
In this Group: Shamim, Basheeran, Anweri, Wazira, Abida
"I am Shamim Akther. I am married and a mother of six: four daughters and two sons. One of my daughters is married while the others are above 13. I have been embroidering clothes for fifteen years. Earlier, I used to embroider on order from a middleman and earned little for my labor. Now, I and my daughter together want to start our own business of embroidering clothes.

There are several other women like me who are in need of loans. Basheeran B. buys and sells goats. Anweri B. wants a loan for her clothing business. Wazira B. will invest her loan in her shoe manufacturing business. Abida B. wants a loan for her embroidery business. Above all, these women are my friends and reside in my neighborhood."

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
  • 277
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,414,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 62.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shamim's Group's $1,050 loan helped a member start her own business embroidering clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2008
Jan 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2009