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Mrs. Amna is a 29-year-old woman. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a mother of five children. Her husband is a welder by profession. He owns a small welding shop in the main market, which is the only source of income for the family. However, his monthly net income is insufficient to fulfill the needs of his family. Therefore, he is interested in growing his business.

Amna has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Paksitan, which she will use for her husband's business. The loan amount will help her husband to buy welding materials, such as iron rods, welding rods, soldering rods, and iron sheets. This supply of materials will help him to earn more income. Amna will spend the profit amount to meet the household expenses.

In their area, the major problem is load shedding (rolling blackouts), which affect the business of her husband. She hopes that this issue will resolve soon. She is thankful to Kiva.

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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
  • 455
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,084,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Amna to purchase welding materials for her husband's welding shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014