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Yasmeen is a 42-year-old married woman. She is a mother of three daughters and two sons.

She has been making embroidery with her hands at home for many years to support her family. In fact, her husband remains sick most of the time and unable to do a job. To support her children, and to meet household expenses, she started making embroidery at home. A supplier comes to her home and provides all the raw materials she needs to make the embroidery; and she completes her tasks with her daughters using wooden frames.

Yasmeen wants to start buying her raw materials directly, and to sell her embroidered items herself in the market so she can make more profit. Therefore, Yasmeen has asked for a Kiva loan to buy raw materials and wooden frames, so she can make more embroidered dresses to sell, and make more income.

She hopes to get a boost in her earnings through her increased sales. She wants to use a portion of revenue to provide a quality education for her children.

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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
  • 337
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,680,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Yasmeen to buy raw materials and wooden frames for embroidery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2014
May 31, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015