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Masjid Abu Hurera Group
In this Group: Shabana, Naheed
Shabana, age 30, is a married woman. She is a hardworking mother who is helping her family by providing tailoring services in her community. Her husband drives an auto rickshaw, but his earnings were so poor, so she started tailoring in her home. She has been doing this for the past five years. She knows the techniques of stitching very well. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns enough to lead a decent life. She also deals in the business of clothing sales to generate an extra amount of income.

To help her continue the operations of her business, she has requested a loan to buy a new sewing machine as well as some packs of zippers and buttons to meet the increasing demand. In addition to repaying the loan, she will use part of the revenues to pay for personal expenses. Shabana is very thankful to Kiva and its field partner BRAC Pakistan.

Note: Shabana is raising her hand in the given 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
  • 298
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.6
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Masjid Abu Hurera Group's $400 loan helped a member to buy a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014