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My name is Parveen B. and I live in Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city. I have five children—three boys and two girls. All three of my sons currently work as sales assistants. They were not able to complete their studies because of our poor financial condition. I hope the same fate does not befall my daughters, who look forward to going to school every morning.

A couple of years ago I took out a small loan and started a seasonal cloth-selling business. I buy shawls and tailoring fabric from a wholesale market and then sell it door-to-door in the surrounding neighborhoods. This is a very profitable business for me and does not take up too much time either, which means my household duties are not neglected. I would now like to expand my business and do it year-round and seek a loan to help me. I will sell these clothes in the local market or neighborhood.

Parveen B., Lahore.

About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 270
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  • $17,407,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Parveen to buy clothes from local market in Lahore and sell them in my neighbourhood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2007
Sep 1, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2008