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Azra baji is the wife of M. S. who owes a two-room brick house and has been living in it with her family for the past 15 years. She operates a paranda-making business. A paranda is an item used to tie the hair tightly. Women of Pakistan use them to tie their hair. Azra baji learned this art from her mother.

Azra baji prepares different kinds of parandas, e.g. embroidered and simple. She makes them from thread. Azra baji is applying for a loan to buy material (thread and beads) to increase her profit.

About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 365
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,689,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.6
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Azra to buy thread and beads for her paranda-making business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2009
May 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 31, 2010