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Mr. Yousaf is a 32-year old man. He lives in Lahore, Pakistan with his family. He has been selling embroidered clothes in the market, which is the only source of income for the family. He is a father of two children.

He is interested in purchasing a variety of different colored threads and machinery parts for the embroidery machine in his shop. For that reason he has requested a loan in the amount of 120,000 PKR from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. He hopes that one day he will able to increase his capital so that he can start a small embroidery firm in his town.

He wants to save a good amount for the better future of his children. He is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

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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
  • 271
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,407,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Yousaf to purchase thread and machinery parts for embroidery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
May 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014