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Rukhsana
Rukhsana is a 42-year-old woman who is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her husband, one daughter and a son. Her son is one year old while her daughter's age is 10 years; she is studying in the 5th class. Rukhsana's husband works at a boutique shop, but his income is not enough to meet the household expenses.

Rukhsana is a very hardworking and independent woman. By stitching clothes, she helps her husband meet the family's needs and her children's education expenses. She has been operating her business very efficiently and honestly for the past five years, and her clients always appreciate her work.

Rukhsana has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. With the loan amount, she will be purchasing a new sewing machine so that she can work more efficiently in the future. As she is living in a rented house with her family, she dreams of building her own house. She also desires to increase her business and to provide a quality education to her children. Rukhsana and her family are very much thankful to both BRAC and Kiva.

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More information about this loan

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

  • $3,004
    Average annual income
  • 161
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,425,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Rukhsana to purchase a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 17, 2013
Listed
May 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014