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Mariyam is a 35 year-old married woman. She lives in the rural area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of five children. She belongs to a middle class family. Her husband is the only earning person in the family. He is a tailor by profession which is the only source of income for his family. His monthly income is inadequate to meet the household needs. Presently, he needs to purchase a machine. However, due to the lack of funds he finds it difficult.

Therefore, Mariyam has requested for a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase the needful things for her husband's business. She hopes that the loan will be helpful for her husband. She wants to provide a quality education to her children. She is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

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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
  • 248
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    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 $350 helped Mariyam to purchase a machine for her husband's tailoring shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014