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Parveen is the wife of a hard working electrician. She lives with her family in Lahore, Pakistan, and is the mother of five children, all of whom are at school. The family is poor and Parveen's husband is the only income earner, with a monthly income that is insufficient to meet their household expenses.

Parveen's husband wants to purchase electronic parts such as diodes, cathodes, wires and panels for his work. Thus, she has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. The loan will not only help him to continue his work but will also increase his net income and savings as well. Parveen hopes that the loan will be very helpful for her husband's business, enabling him to work more professionally and efficiently. She is thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

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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
  • 429
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,128,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.0
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Parveen to purchase electronic parts such as diodes, cathodes, wires and panels for her husband's shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014