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Sarwat owns a small clothing business in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She purchases variety of clothes from the main city and and sells them in her community.
She is a 41-year-old, hard-working and honest woman and a responsible mother of 2 children. She is an active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. She is currently in need of purchasing a variety of clothing to sell. But, due to financial constraints, she finds it difficult. Therefore, she has requested a loan for 100,000 PKR from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan. This will not only help her to grow her business but will also increase her net income and savings. She is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

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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
  • 287
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 97.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Sarwat to purchase variety of clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014