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Shameem's Group
In this Group: Shameem, Surriya Begum, Shazia, Rani, Kosar Perveen, Nasreen, Perveen Akhter, Niamat
Shameem is 41 years old and has four sons and two daughters. Her eldest son has a Punjabi food-selling business, which is called Samosay (made with potatoes and grum flour) while the other three are studying. Her two younger children are very young and they stay at home.

Shameem herself is a seamstress and sews clothes for her neighboring clients to financially support her family.

Shameem has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the expansion of her husband’s business. He makes hard paper boxes.

With the loan, he will purchase hard paper and gum in larger quantity for preparing boxes in larger number and increase his profits by selling them.

He is very experienced in his business and Shameem is confident that his business will be in a better position after the loan.

She is confident about the bright future of her family as a result of a loan investment
Note: In the photo, the lady holding a book (called the Asasah passbook) is Shameem.

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
  • 228
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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 Shameem's Group's $1,650 loan helped a member to buy gum and hard paper for making and selling paper boxes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012