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Nasreen is 48 years old and the responsible mother of four sons and two daughters. Her son has run a tailoring shop for many years as he takes orders from boutique owners and sews ladies clothing on order.

His shop is situated near the house in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. One of his brothers and a few appointed tailors, help him to sew the fabric. In this way, he generates income for his family and employs others. He belongs to the middle standard family. Due to low earnings, he is unable to provide a better living standard for his sibling, parents and his own family. A major portion of his income is divided among the tailors.

He faces tough times due to the low income. He can not do any other business because he is not skillful in any other profession, so he decided to expand his current enterprise.

He does not want to sew the garments on order because the contractors criticize and find drawbacks in his completed shipments. He wants to buy his own fabric and a professional sewing machine to sew garments and sell them directly to the retailers.

Nasreen has requested a Kiva loan through BRAC Pakistan for her son to buy a professional sewing machine, equipment, and fabric to make garments. She is happy to receive the loan and thanks Kiva and their 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
  • $14,714,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD
A loan of $725 helped Nasreen to buy equipment for her son's tailoring shop.
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2014
Jun 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 1, 2014