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A hardworking and diligent woman, 38-year-old Noureen lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her husband and three children. Only two of her children are going to school because she can’t afford the educational expenses of all. Her husband is a wood cutter by profession and he has a very low monthly income.

Noureen is a very responsible and skilled woman using her tailoring skills to generate an additional source of income for her family. She has been stitching clothes and dresses for 14 years, and her clients are very well satisfied with her work.

Noureen has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan to expand her business. She wants to open a tailoring center and needs to purchase two new sewing machines. She will reinvest her profits in her business and pay her children's educational expenses. She desires to send all of her children to school and is very hopeful that the loan will result in progress for 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
  • 169
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,360,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Noureen to expand her tailoring business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2013
May 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014