A loan helped to buy a welding plant for her husband's business manufacturing iron accessories.


Shehnaz's story

Shehnaz belongs to a poor family and lives with her spouse and two children in the area of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Her husband is a blacksmith; he manufactures iron accessories for doors and windows that are used in houses. He has been providing door-to-door services to weld the broken accessories.

A few days ago, his welding plant became out of order due to overheating. It needs to be replaced with new one. He wants to buy a new welding plant but he does not have the money due to lot of household expenses. Shehnaz requested a loan from BRAC, who is an active field partner of Kiva, so that her husband would be able to buy a welding plant for manufacturing.

Shehnaz thanks Kiva and field partner BRAC Pakistan.


This loan is special because:

It provides financial services in some of the poorest parts of Pakistan.



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