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Manseeda's Group
In this Group: Manseeda, Zahida, Tahira, Naseem, Shazia, Nabila
Manseeda is a 30-year-old, confident and independent woman, and the mother of two sons and two daughters. She is living in a rented house with her family, in the remote area of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband is a taxi driver, but his income is inadequate to fulfill the family needs and household expenses.

Manseeda herself is an efficient and hard-working tailor. For the past six years she has been running a small tailoring business in her home. She provides tailoring services in her community. All of her customers appreciate her, for her efficient and excellent skills. Her income is playing a vital role in the family's income, so she wants to continue it in the future as well.

But currently her tailoring stock is not enough, and her sewing machine has stopped working. Therefore, she is unable to continue her business. She lacks the money she needs, to buy the things she requires to resume her business. For that, as a member of this six-person lending group Manseeda has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan, to purchase spools of thread in various colors, cloth, needles, and one sewing machine. This will not only help her to resume her small business, but also to increase her net income. With the profit amount, she wants to put aside some savings for her daughters' better future. Note: In the picture, Manseeda holds a pass book 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
  • 220
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,650,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 96.0
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Manseeda's Group's $1,350 loan helped a member to purchase a sewing machine and some tailoring materials, for her tailoring business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013