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Sumaira is a 30-year-old housewife with many dreams to fulfil. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her family. Her husband is a welder.

Sumaira has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. She is taking out the loan for her husband, to buy a welding machine and materials like iron rods, welding rods, soldering rods, iron sheets, etc. She is hopeful that the loan will be a productive one for her husband's business. She will use the profit for household expenses. She is 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
  • 269
    View loans »
    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,360,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Sumaira to purchase a welding machine, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2013
May 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014