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Asia's Group
In this Group: Asia, Parveen, Fouzia, Riftaj, Shama, Hafza , Rukhsana
Asia is a 34-year-old married woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her husband, two sons and a daughter. Her sons are 4 and 5 years of age while the daughter's age is 10 years. All of her children are enrolled in school. Her husband is the employ of a private firm., but his income is not sufficient to meet the household expenses.

Asia is a very hardworking and independent woman. By stitching clothes, she helps her husband meet the family's needs and her children's education expenses. She has been operating her business very efficiently and honestly for the past five years, and her clients always appreciate her work.

As a member of a seven-person lending group, Asia has requested a loan from Kiva partner BRAC Pakistan. With the loan amount, she will be purchasing a new sewing machine so that she can work more efficiently in the future. And with the profit she is planning to open a new vocational center, where she can give training to women. She will also buy more stitching machines and material for her tailoring business. She is very much thankful to BRAC and says that BRAC is working very well in the field of microfinance and the staff is very cooperative.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

BRAC Pakistan focuses its work in some of the most underdeveloped parts of Pakistan, characterized by poor infrastructure and high levels of poverty. By supporting this loan, you are enabling access to finance for borrowers living in some of Pakistan's poorest areas.

About BRAC Pakistan

BRAC Pakistan is a subsidiary of BRAC, one of the world’s largest development organizations with a focus on microfinance and economic empowerment. It offers micro-loans designed to help small businesses, very poor clients and others, in addition to health and education services. Kiva’s flexible, zero-interest capital will enable BRAC to expand its outreach in underserved regions and to women who have had no access to microfinance services.

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
  • 268
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 95.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Asia's Group's $1,575 loan helped a member to purchase a tailoring machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013