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Shakeela is 38 years old and has been sewing clothes for the past several years.
She sews for the people of her community and uses the income received to support her entire family. Her sewing machine is out of order and due to a lack of savings and funds, she is unable to meet the daily demands of her customers. For this reason; she has requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan.
She intends to use this loan to buy a new sewing machine so that she may generate a healthier source of income.
Shakeela hopes that this loan will prove positive and beneficial for her and will be the cause for getting more income. She thanks Kiva and field partner BRAC Pakistan.

Additional Information

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
  • 243
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 105.0
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Shakeela to buy a sewing machine for tailoring.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2014
Mar 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014