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Suraiya Bibi's Group
In this Group: Suraiya Bibi , Hafizan Bibi, Shamim Akhtar, Salamat Bibi
Suraiya Bibi is a 49-year-old seamstress and widow; her husband died unexpectedly. She is the mother of seven children, three daughters and four sons. Three of her sons sell clothes while the fourth works in a garage.

All of Suraiya’s daughters are seamstresses. In the past they helped Suraiya complete her orders; now they have gone into this work professionally. In this way they all do sewing work and financially support the family from their earnings.

After losing her husband, Suraiya worked resolutely, knowing that her children’s care was her responsibility now. She is a very brave lady who stands strong in the face of any crisis. Her children are very much attached to her because they know how she alone has born all the responsibilities inherent in raising a family.

Suraiya’s group has requested a 95,000 PKR loan from Kiva’s partner Asasah. Suraiya plans to use her portion of the loan to invest in one of her son’s business. With this money he will buy a variety of clothes in bulk to sell. Suraiya is very confident in the positive financial outcome of her son’s business after her investment.

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
  • 296
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.7
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Suraiya Bibi's Group's $1,050 loan helped a member to invest in her son’s clothing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2012
Apr 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013