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Zahida, age 35, is a married, hard-working mother who is helping her family by providing tailoring services in her community. Her husband has a job in a firm and his earnings were so poor that Zahinda started tailoring in her home. She has been doing this work for many years and earns sufficient money to feed her family. She is very expert in her art and knows the techniques of stitching very well. Most of her customers belong to the neighborhood or are her relatives.
To help her continue the operation of her business, she has requested for a loan to buy a new sewing machine and some packs of zippers and buttons to meet the increasing demand. In addition to repaying the loan, she will use part of the revenues to pay for personal expenses.
Zahida is very thankful to the 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
  • 272
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 106.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Zahida to buy a sewing machine for her tailoring business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2013
Oct 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 3, 2014