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Abida’s age is 50; she is married and lives with her husband and eight children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband has a job in a firm and earns very low wages. Abida owns a small clothing business at home. She purchases clothes from the market at low prices and sells them at higher prices in her community. The ladies of the town like her garment collection and selection a lot. Her family members appreciate her for her efforts.

Now the winter season is going on, and Abida wants to buy clothes for the winter season to sell. But she does not have enough cash on hand due to household expenses. Abida has requested a loan so she can buy clothes for the winter season to fulfill the demands of her customers. She wishes for a bright future for her children and her dream is to provide a better standard of living 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
  • 356
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,689,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 105.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Abida to buy clothing to sell at home by herself.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 7, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015