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Kousar is 47 years old and a married woman. She is a mother of six children. She belongs to a poor family. Her husband owns an un-stitched clothing business, which is the only source of income for the family. He purchases a variety of cloth from different areas, and sells them in the main market.

Presently, her husband needs additional capital for the growth of the business. For the capital, Kousar is requesting a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan. Her husband will use the loan funds to purchase a variety of ladies' un-stitched cloth to sell. This will enable him to respond quickly to customer needs. Kousar hopes that the loan will be helpful for her husband's business. She is thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 353
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,690,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 106.8
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Kousar to purchase a variety of fabrics to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2013
Nov 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 3, 2014