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Sakeena's Group
In this Group: Sakeena, Sobia
Sakeena, 29, is a hardworking and diligent woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan along her husband and two children. Her husband has been running a gemstone business for 10 years. He has a shop in the main market of the city. Sakeena has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan.

With this loan, her husband wants to purchase new varieities of rare gemstones. This will attract more customers and his sales will increase. After getting the profit, Sakeena will pay the installments of the loan and save some money for the marriage of her children. As a member of a two-person group, Sakeena is very happy with this loan. She is raising her hand in the picture

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
  • 242
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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 Sakeena's Group's $475 loan helped a member to purchase rare gems.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014