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Sabeen is a 30-year-old hard working tailor living in Punjab, Pakistan, with her son and a daughter. Her husband is a shoe maker and she helps her husband in making shoes as well. Sabeen's husband does not have enough income to fulfill the basic needs of his family; therefore, by stitching clothes, Sabeen helps her husband to meet their family's needs and her children's education expenses. But in the past month, her sewing machine had stopped working, which means she is not able to continue her tailoring business.

Sabeen has good beautician skills as well and her dream is to open her own beauty salon in the future.

Sabeen has applied for a loan from Kiva partner BRAC Pakistan for purchasing a new sewing machine and sewing materials, such as thread, needles, buttons, scissors, cloth etc. She is hopeful that with the help of requested loan amount, she will be able to continue her business and increase their monthly income as well.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 248
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,606,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 94.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Sabeen to purchase a new sewing machine and sewing materials, such as thread, needles, buttons, scissors, cloth, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013