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Maqsooda, a 54-year-old hard-working woman, lives in Pakistan with her husband and five children. Her husband is a tailor. His income is insufficient to meet the family's needs. He wants to generate more income by purchasing a new sewing machine. He will extend his business if he gets a good amount of profit in the future. Maqsooda has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase a sewing machine for her husband to stitch more dresses and to satisfy the needs of clients more professionally. He hopes, with the help of the loan, to reach his desired net income and be able to save for their future. Maqsooda dreams of giving the children a quality education.

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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
  • 445
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,084,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Maqsooda to purchase a sewing machine for her husband.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014