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Aabida's Group
In this Group: Aabida, Sumbal, Shabana, Sadia, Syeda, Shamim, Shakeela, Shehnaz , Farzana, Rakshanada
Aabida is a hard-working 42-year-old woman who lives in Pakistan with her husband, son, and four daughters. Her husband is a schoolteacher while her son works as a cashier in a restaurant. All of her daughters are students. Aabida herself is a very hard-working tailor and is interested in growing her business.

To do that, as a member of a 10-person lending group, Aabida has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan, to purchase a sewing machine and some tailoring accessories like fabric, threads, etc. This will help her to sew more dresses and to more professionally satisfy her clients' needs. With the profit amount, she wishes to open an educational center and tailoring school and to renovate her house. Aabida hopes, with the help of the loan, to reach her desired net income and to be able to save for their future. She dreams of giving her children a quality education.

Many thanks and greetings from Aabida to all staff of Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

Note: In the photo, Aabida is holding a passbook in her hand.

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
  • 271
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,646,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 95.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Aabida's Group's $2,000 loan helped a member to purchase a sewing machine and tailoring accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013