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Mehnaz is 35-year-old woman. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of four children. Her husband owns an embroidery business. Presently, he is interested in purchasing embroidery materials for his business. However, due to the lack of money, he finds it difficult. Therefore, Mehnaz has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to help her husband to cover the cost of purchasing the needed things. With the help of the loan, Mehnaz wants to purchase threads, precious stones, etc. for her husband's embroidery business. This will help him to continue his business. Mehnaz is so very thankful for 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
  • 207
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,459,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.6
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mehnaz to purchase threads, precious stones, etc for her husband's embroidery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2013
Jun 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014