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Asiya is 31 years old and a housewife. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of three children. She belongs to a poor family. She is facing many hurdles to support the life of her family.

Her husband is the only income-earning person in the family. He is a tailor by profession. He has excellent tailoring skills. His customers appreciate his work. He needs to purchase one more sewing machine, to enable him to complete the orders of customers on time. By purchasing one more machine, he will be able to satisfy his customers more efficiently. Therefore his wife, Asiya, has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. She will use the loan to help her husband, by buying the sewing machine he needs. She hopes that this loan will prove beneficial for her. She is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakiatan.

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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
  • 435
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,128,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Asiya to purchase one more sewing machine for her husband's tailoring business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2013
Jul 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014