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Tabassum's Group
In this Group: Tabassum, Shagufta, Mubarak
Tabassum is married and has two sons and a daughter. Her husband is a government employee and cannot meet the day-to-day needs of the family, so she developed a business to fulfill the needs of her family and children. Tabassum has a small tailoring business which is very much admired in surrounding communities. She is seen raising her hand in this picture.

Tabassum is requesting a loan to purchase new sewing machines and some other accessories such as thread, pins, and other materials to complete her work in a short span of time. In the future, she plans to use the profit from her loan to help establish a small shop in the market and promote her business in nearby places.

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
  • 274
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,631,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.2
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tabassum's Group's $625 loan helped a member to purchase a sewing machine and accessories for her work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014