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Fouzia is a 38-year-old married woman living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of three children. Her husband is a welder and provides welding services in his community. Fouzia owns a small business selling ladies ready-made garments at home. She purchases cloth from the market at a low price, sews it and sells it at a high price in her community. The ladies of town like her garment collection and selection a lot and demand more variety because Eid festival is about to come. Her husband pays for all the expenses from his earnings and she contributes her earnings only for savings. She requested a loan so that she could buy more variety of cloth to fulfill the demand.

Fouzia wishes for the bright future of her children and her dream is to provide better education for her children.

She is very thankful to Kiva and its field partner 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
  • 303
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,642,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 101.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Fouzia to buy cloth to stitch garments to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014