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Parveen is 34 years old, and is a hardworking and diligent women living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her husband and four children. Her husband is a laborer and his income is insufficient to meet the household expenses. Three of her children are going to school.

Since 2005, Parveen has been operating an embroidery business, however due to financial constraints she is unable to expand her business.

She has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan so that she can purchase new varieties of embroidery items including needles, colored threads, beads and buttons etc. This will not only help her to grow her business but will also increase her net income and savings. With the profit amount she is going to pay the educational expenses of her children and save some money for their marriages. 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
  • 245
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Parveen to purchase embroidery materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2013
Apr 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014