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Halima has applied for a loan from KIVA partner Asasah for her pranda making and selling business. Pranda is a traditional product which is used to tie-up women's hair. It is very popular with women and has great demand in the country.
With the loan investment, she will buy raw material such as thread, beads etc in larger quantity that will allow her to make larger quantity prandas and earn higher profits by selling them.
She is very skillful and has a lot of experience in her field of work. She is confident that she will get more success in her business after investing the loan.
Her husband is a cobbler and an expert in making shoes. He has a great number of business contacts and receives orders regularly from his clients.
Halima has given birth to three sons and a daughter. Her sons work with their father in his business while her daughter supports Halima in completing the pranda making orders.
Halima and her family are working very hard to afford their living expenses and Halima is confident that a loan investment will help her make better profits and her family’s living standard will further improve.

About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 222
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,650,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.0
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Halima to buy thread, beads and other material for Pranda making business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2012
Feb 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013