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Asfa is a 23-year-old married woman living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of two children. Her husband is a welder and provides welding services in his community.

He welds motorbike spare parts and doors and windows which are usable in houses. He has been providing door-to-door services to weld broken accessories.

A few days ago, his welding equipment has become out-of-order due to overheating and needs to be replaced with a new one. He wants to buy new welding equipment, but he does not have the money due to lot of household expenses.

Therefore, Asfa has requested a loan from BRAC Pakistan who is an active field partner of Kiva, so that her husband will be able to buy welding equipment and additional iron rods for manufacturing.

She thanks Kiva and 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
  • 273
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,699,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Asfa to buy welding equipment and additional iron rods for manufacturing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2014
May 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015