Check out other loans that are currently fundraising!
Sultana, a 39-year-old hardworking mother of four children, is the sole supporter of her family, as her husband died six years ago. Very experienced in stitching clothes and dresses, Sultana has been using her tailoring skills for the past six years to generate some income for her family. She is facing many financial problems right now due to low monthly income and large family size.

Sultana has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan to expand her business. She wants to purchase a new sewing machine so that one of her daughters can help her in stitching clothes, thereby increasing production. She will use the additional profits to pay the household expenses.

Additional Information

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
  • 286
    View loans »
    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 $275 helped Sultana to purchase a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014