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Sabra is a 40-year-old widow, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband has died, and now she is living in her own house with her two sons and a daughter. She is a medical nurse by profession; she has been doing this job in a hospital for the past fifteen years. After the death of her husband, she began running a maternity center at her home. She is experienced and professional in her work. She has been dealing with many cases of pregnancy and has a very successful operation. She is a very famous nurse in her area, and the ladies have full confidence upon her abilities. Sabra wants to keep her stable reputation and wants to establish her maternity center. Therefore she has requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan, so that she can buy an ultrasound machine and the latest medical instruments and equipment. Her daughter is getting a medical education from a medical institution, and she wants her daughter to do a medical course so that she could easily find a job in hospital. Sabra is very thankful to 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
  • 276
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,407,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Sabra to buy an ultrasound machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 19, 2014
Jun 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2015