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Raheela is 43 years old and hardworking and diligent woman. She is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan along with her husband and five children. Her husband is a janitor by profession and he has a very low monthly income. Because of this they are facing a lot of financial problems.

Raheela is a very responsible and skilled woman. She is using her tailoring skills to generate an alternative source of income for her family. She is very experienced in stitching clothes and dresses. She has been doing this work from 25 years. Her clients are very happy and well satisfied with her work.

She has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan to expand her business. She wants to open a tailoring center in her house. She would purchase two new sewing machines so that her production would increase. Her daughter also helps her in sewing clothes. She would also purchase some threads and clothes. She would pay her installments with the profit amount and pay some household expenses. She is very hopeful that the loan will help her family.

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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
  • 244
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Raheela purchase two new sewing machines to stitch more clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014