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Shakeela is a 39-year-old hardworking and enterprising woman with many dreams to fulfill. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan with her husband and 3 children. Her husband's monthly net income is insufficient to meet the family's needs, so Shakeela is trying to help him fulfill their needs by providing stitching services in her community. She is an excellent and efficient tailor by profession and she wants to generate more income by purchasing a new sewing machine.

For that she has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan, to purchase a sewing machine to stitch up more dresses and to satisfy the needs of her clients more professionally. She hopes, with the help of the loan, to reach her desired net income and be able to save for their future. She dreams of giving her children a quality education. She will extend her business if she gets a good amount of profit in the future.

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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
  • 274
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,708,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Shakeela to purchase a new sewing machine to provide tailoring services.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
May 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014