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Abida is a 50-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of one daughter and four sons. She does embroidery work by hand at her home and she financially supports her family. She belongs to a poor family. Her husband’s income is very poor so she decided to start embroidery work at home. She learned this art from her childhood and now she has adopted it for her occupation. She has enabled herself to be independent and earn a sufficient income. She requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner, BRAC Pakistan, to purchase stock of threads, silk, fancy sequins and pearls of various colours. She hopes that this loan will prove beneficial for her and for her family. Abida is very thankful to Kiva and 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
  • 362
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,689,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 103.6
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Abida to buy raw materials for embroidery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2014
Mar 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015