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Taaj, a 43-year-old woman, lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her five children. Her husband, who has been working in the press for many years, has the responsibility of meeting the needs of the family. Taaj provides sewing services, earning income that augments her husband's efforts.

Taaj has applied for a Kiva loan through its field partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase a variety of goods for her business: needles, threads, pieces of cloth, a sewing machine, etc The loan will help her to increase monthly sales and profits by providing better sewing services.

Taaj 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
  • 296
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Taaj to buy sewing accessories for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2014
May 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015