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Asia is aged 36 and has three sons. Two of her sons go to school and one of them goes to college.

Her husband is a mechanic by profession and he repairs cars and tractors. In this area, most of the people use tractors for harvesting and cultivation in the field. Their house is situated in a rural area and people mostly do cultivation of different crops. They use tractors for multi-purposes and this is the reason there is a lot of demand for a tractor mechanic. Due to a lot of demand for his services, he always keeps busy troubleshooting the tractors.

He has been running this business for many years and his tools have depreciated now. Her husband wants to replace all the depreciated tools but does not have a sufficient amount because he recently constructed his house and all savings have been spent on construction. Therefore, Asia requested a loan for her husband so that he could become empowered to buy new tools for his repairing services.

Asia is very happy after taking this loan and says thanks to Kiva and to 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
  • 337
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,680,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 104.7
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Asia to buy tools for repairing tractors.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014