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Asia Group
In this Group: Asia, Mehmooda, Razia, Fiza, Gulnar, Bushra
Asia is a 32-year-old hardworking and diligent woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, along her husband, one daughter and a son. Her husband is a government employee but his income is insufficient to meet the household expenses. Both of her children are studying in government schools.

Asia is an efficient beautician by profession. Since 2010 she has been operating her own beauty salon. Currently, the beauty stock of the salon is almost finished, and therefore Asia wants to purchase cosmetic products to continue her business.

As a member of a six-person lending group, she has requested for a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase beauty products like facial creams, lipsticks, scrubs, makeup kits, hair colors and some other variety of products. She would also buy some new chairs for her salon.

With the profit, she will pay the installments of the loan and school fees for her children. She dreams to live a happy healthy and peaceful life with her family. She is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan for their support.

Note: In the picture Asia is raising 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
  • 310
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Asia Group's $1,375 loan helped a member to purchase products for beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2013
Apr 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014