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Talat is a hardworking and empowered woman living in Lahore, Pakistan. She is the owner of a stitching center. She is 42 years old and a mother of three. Not only is she an entrepreneur, she is also a committed housewife and looks after her family. She has been running this business for four years. She teaches stitching of a variety of clothes and takes orders. In order to make more clothes, she wants to buy a new Jockey sewing machine as one is not enough to prepare the orders on time. The machine will also help her student learn better. Due to a lack of funds, she has requested a loan. She believes she will pay back the loan amount in easy installments.

Her dream is to become a successful entrepreneur and expand her stitching center.

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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
  • 409
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,144,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.8
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Talat to buy a new Jockey sewing machine for her stitching center.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2015