She belongs to the category of the ultra-poor, which is why she cannot afford the educational expenses of all of her children. One of her sons helps his father in his business. Her husband owns a blacksmith shop. He provides welding services as well as door-to-door services to his customers.
Due to an increase in the prices of iron, he is unable to buy sufficient welding materials, such as iron rods, iron sheet, soldering rods and welding rods, to carry on his business. To fulfill customer demand and to run his enterprise, he needs capital to buy welding materials.
Farzana has requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan for her husband to buy materials to carry on his business. She is very glad and 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 PakistanBRAC 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.
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