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Sonia's Group
In this Group: Sonia, Shazia, Nazaria, Rukhsana, Ruqiya, Alia Shahid, Azra, Iqbal, Zarina, Shameem Akhter, Rafiqa
Sonia is the mother of two daughters and two sons. Except for her youngest son, all of them are in school. She remains at home and takes care of household responsibilities.

Sonia’s husband runs a computer shop where he provides computer repair services for his customers. He has great technical skills and is very experienced in his business. His customers trust his services and prefer to purchase different computer accessories from him because he offers them at a good price.

Sonia’s group has applied for a 190,000 PKR loan from Kiva’s partner Asasah. She will apply her portion to her husband’s computer shop. With the money, he will buy computers, monitors and other computer accessories such as mouses, keyboards and memory upgrades to sell to his customers.

Sonia is hopeful that her husband will be able to improve his business after investing the loan. She is hopeful she will be able to send her youngest son to school as soon as her husband’s business expands.

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
  • 341
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,524,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sonia's Group's $2,100 loan helped a member to buy computers, monitors and other accessories to sell from his shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2012
Mar 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013