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Robina is a 44-year-old married woman who lives in the vicinity of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband makes iron chain by hand in his workshop. The chain is made on a hearth by hammering cut lengths of red-hot wrought iron rod into oval links, one link passing through the next to form a cable. A few days ago the iron rod's coil was stolen from his workshop, and now he is unable to make any chain to sell in order to earn income.

Robina has requested a loan of PKR 50,000 from Kiva's field partner BRAC Pakistan so that her husband can buy a new iron rod coil to start his business again.

Robina is the mother of 8 children, and it is very difficult to feed all of them each day. Her dream is to provide all of the necessities for each of her children.

Robina is very thankful to BRAC Pakistan for this honorable favor.

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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
  • 449
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,084,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Robina to buy thin rods of iron and coils for making chain.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2013
Jul 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014