Robina requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner, BRAC Pakistan, for her husband. Her husband is a shoe maker and an expert in his profession. He has been manufacturing shoes for many years. This is the reason he has a lot of experience in his profession. He sews leather and rexine shoes through a machine, after that, he attaches a sole through stitching done with his hands. In this way, he is earning income for his family. He has been making shoes at home. Now he has established a shop to continue his business on a wide scale. But he does not have the amount to buy the initial raw materials for making shoes.
Therefore, Robina requested a loan for her husband so he can buy the initial raw material for making shoes. Her family has to do hard work to earn an income for a huge family. Her sons also participate in the monthly income. Robina wants her daughter to marry, this is why she is saving most of the earnings.
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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.
This is a Group Loan
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