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Sughra is a decent lady. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan with her family. She is 50. She looks after the household while her husband owns an embroidery shop, which is the only source of income for his family. He provides embroidery services in his community. All of his customers appreciate his work and love his embroidered dresses. He needs additional capital to purchase embroidery materials for the shop. Therefore, his wife Sughra has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase thread, beads and pearls.

She hopes that the loan amount will be helpful for her husband's work. Sughra's biggest dream is to provide a quality education to her children. She is feeling happy and satisfied after taking the loan. 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
  • 282
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,693,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 101.8
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Sughra to purchase thread, beads and pearls for her embroidery shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2013
Aug 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014