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Sammar is a 38-year-old woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her family. Her family consists of her husband and 4 children. Sammar has excellent embroidery skills. She provides embroidery services in her community and all of her clients appreciate her work.

Presently she is in need of purchasing cloth, needles, colored threads and a variety of stones and laces for her business. For that she has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan. Sammar is currently living in a rented house so she wants to purchase her own house in the future. She is hopeful that the loan will be a progressive one for her family.

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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
  • 371
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,689,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Sammar to purchase needles, cloth and thread for embroidery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014