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Mehwish is a 24-year-old woman residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is a mother of three children. Her husband has been doing his own stone polishing business for the past 10 years. Her husband is the only one responsible for fulfilling the needs of the entire family.

Mehwish's husband wants to buy a new stone polishing machine and its supporting tools for his business so that he can provide better stone polishing services. But due to insufficient financial means, he is unable to buy these items to fulfill his business needs.

Therefore, Mehwish has applied for a Kiva loan from its field partner BRAC Pakistan. With the help of this loan, she will provide financial assistance to her husband to buy the new stone polishing machine and accessories.

Mehwish is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan for this financial support.

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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
  • 429
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,128,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mehwish to buy a stone polishing machine for her husband's business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015