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Farzana is a 41-year-old married woman. She is living with her husband in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of a daughter and son. She is doing embroidery work with her hands at home and financially supporting her family.
She belongs to a poor family. Her husband’s income is very poor, so she decided to start embroidery work at home. She has been learning this art since her childhood, and now she has adopted it for her profession. She has enabled herself independent and is earning sufficient income. She requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan, to purchase stocks of threads, silk, fancy sequins, and pearls of various colors. She hopes that this loan will prove beneficial for her and for her family. Farzana 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
  • 366
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 107.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Farzana to purchase raw materials needed to embroidery dresses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2013
Nov 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014