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Nasreen is a 42-year-old married woman and the mother of four children.

Fifteen years ago she decided to start a stitching school business at her home to meet her household expenditures. She is expert in stitching fine clothes, so she decided to teach her arts to the girls of her area. In this way she is enabled to get more income and spread her arts to others. She teaches and stitches, with the help of her students, for the people living around her house and uses the income to support her entire family.

Due to lack of funds, however, she is unable to teach each of her students because she does not have more stitching machines for practice. She contacted BRAC Pakistan for a loan so that she could get an additional machine to help her students practice. It’s her third year with BRAC Pakistan and she has shown good repayment behavior. She is expecting a boost in her earnings and dreams of expanding her business in the future.

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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
  • 320
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,524,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 104.6
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Suriya to buy a stitching machine for her tailoring school.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 9, 2013
Sep 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014