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Shaheen is a 50-year-old woman who lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her 5 children. Her husband has worked in the public sector for many years and is responsible for fulfilling the needs of the family. Shaheen provides sewing services to earn income to help her husband meet the household expenses.

She needs needles, threads, fabric, and machine oil for business purposes, but due to insufficient financial means, she is unable to purchase these accessories. Therefore she has applied for a Kiva loan from its field partner BRAC Pakistan.

This loan will enable her to purchase these items and help her to increase monthly sales and profits by providing better sewing services.

Shaheen is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

Additional Information

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
  • 333
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,680,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 96.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Shaheen to buy fabric, thread, and needles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2015