Yasmeen is a 39-year-old housewife. She lives with her husband and four children in Punjab, Pakistan. Since 2000, her husband has been running a general store, which is the only source of income for the family. Yasmeen also helps her husband in his business; he needs additional capital for the growth of his business. For that she has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan. With the loan money, her husband can buy a variety of products, like flour, sugar, eggs, and rice for his general store. This will help him to satisfy his clients more professionally, as well as increase his savings for the better future of his children. With the profits expected from this loan, Yasmeen intends to expand her husband's business so that she can purchase a sewing machine for her personal use. Yasmeen and her husband are very hopeful that the loan will be a lucky and productive one for their 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.