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Shaista's Group
In this Group: Shaista , Bashiran, Babli, Safia, Jamila
Shaista is married and works as a seamstress in her community. She began her business with orders from relatives but now her work is acknowledged by her community members as well. Shaista started this work to financially support her family. She charges from PKR 150 to PKR 200 for each dress. She receives regular orders due to her reasonable rates and quality work.

Shaista's husband is a worker who earns a monthly wage in a private firm. Shaista has four children, all of them getting their education from a local school. With this loan, Shaista will buy a new sewing machine because her current one takes much time to sew a single dress, thus affecting her completion deadlines. Shaista is very confident about the positive financial changes to her business after this loan investment.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 242
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shaista's Group's $1,125 loan helped a member to buy a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 27, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012