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Parveen is a 36-year-old, hardworking and diligent woman. She is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan along with her husband and three children. Her husband is a janitor by trade and he has a very low monthly income, causing them to face a lot of financial problems.

Parveen is a very responsible and skilled woman. She is using her tailoring skills to generate an alternative source of income for her family. She is very experienced in stitching clothes and dresses. She has been doing this work for ten years. Her clients are very happy and well satisfied with her work.

She has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner, BRAC Pakistan, to expand her business. She wants to open a tailoring center in her house. She would purchase two new sewing machines so that her production would be increased. She would also purchase some thread and cloth for the business. She would pay her installments with the profit amount and pay some household expenses as well. She is very hopeful that the loan will be a progressive one 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
  • 244
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Parveen to purchase sewing machines for stitching dresses, as well as thread and cloth.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
May 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014