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Sumaira's Group
In this Group: Sumaira, Anwar, Asma, Gulpari, Nasreen, Shabana, Kasusar
Sumaira is 26-year-old hardworking woman. She lives in Pakistan with her husband and two children. Her husband is an employee of a medicine factory. As his income is insufficient to meet the family's needs she is trying to help him by stitching clothes. She is a tailor.

Sumaira is a member of 7 person group and has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to grow her business by purchasing a new tailoring machine. She hopes, with the help of the loan, to increase her net income and to be able to save for their future. She dreams of giving her children a quality education. She is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan. Note: In the picture Sumaira raises 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
  • 223
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,650,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 97.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sumaira's Group's $1,550 loan helped a member to purchase a tailoring machine for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014