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Rehana is a 57-year-old woman. She is living in Lahore, Pakistan.
Her financial condition is not good; her husband is an old person and mostly stays at home.
She is the mother of two daughters and six sons, all of her children are unqualified. Her sons are doing jobs but earning very low income.
One of her daughters sews clothes at home; she sews ladies dresses. She has been using a local sewing machine which is very slow and not clean. Due to its low quality, the sewing machine has become out of order. She wants to enhance the beauty of her stitching, so she wants to buy a juki (sewing) machine instead of a local machine.
Therefore, Rehana requested a loan for her daughter so that she could buy a new machine to enhance her tailoring work.
Rehana is very thankful to Kiva and its field partner 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
  • 328
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,502,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 105.7
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Rehana to buy a juki (sewing) machine for her daughter's tailoring work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 3, 2014