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Jamila is 54 years old. She is the mother of 8 children, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband has grown old and stays at home.

Jamila sews bags from home along with her two daughters and two sons. She has two sewing machines to sew the bags, which are operated by her daughters. Both her sons deal with outsiders and take orders from the contractor and sew the bags on order.

Jamila wants to sell her sewed bags directly to the market so that she can get maximum reward against their efforts. But she does not have the initial capital to buy raw materials for making bags.

Jamila requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan so that she can buy raw materials such as rexine, zippers, buckles, etc. for making bags.

Jamila give thanks Kiva and to its field partner BRAC Pakistan.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 302
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 105.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Jamila buy materials to sew bags for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2013
Oct 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2014