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Parveen is a 48-year-old diligent and hardworking women, living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her five children. Three of her children are currently studying at school and two are working. Her husband has died, making Parveen a widow and left to manage all of the household expenses alone. One of her sons is laborer and he needs new tools for his construction work. Parveen has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan so that her son can buy new tools like a hammer, nails, drill machine, etc. The old tools are obsolete and he needs these new tools to continue his work. She is very hopeful that the loan would be productive one for them and she is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan for their support.

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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.

About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 360
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,731,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Parveen to buy new tools for her son.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2013
Apr 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014