Her husband is a weaver and knots blankets at home. Wool is being used for knotting blankets. There is no better kind of blankets than blankets made by hand, though this is far from implying that all hand-tufted blankets are superior to all machine-made ones.
Her husband is very expert and knots very fine blankets. This is a very slow and time consuming procedure; he knots blankets over nights. This is the reason her husband sells at a high price, but the problem is, the customers do not agree upon the demanded cost. The demand for fine blankets has been increasing time to time.
However, he wants to buy more raw materials for knotting blankets, but he does not have enough savings to make this purchase possible. Therefore, Shazia has requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan so that her husband can buy wool for knotting blankets.
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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 PakistanBRAC 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.
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