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Yasmeen is a 37-year-old, hard-working woman. She lives in Punjab, Pakistan, with her husband and 4 children. Her husband is a builder by profession. His income is insufficient to meet the family's needs.

Yasmeen has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan for her husband. With the help of the loan, her husband will purchase construction materials like cement, bricks, and tools. With the anticipated profits, she will pay the household expenses and save for the construction of her house. She is hopeful that the loan will be productive for her husband's business.

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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
  • 369
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,478,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Yasmeen to purchase construction materials and tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
May 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014