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Parveen, age 43, operates a small clothing business from her home. She purchases clothes from the market at low prices and sells them at a profit to members of her community. The ladies of her town are enthusiastic about her garment collection and appreciate the selection she offers.

Parveen's husband works in a small business and receives a low wage, so her family is grateful for the extra income that is generated by her efforts. She and her husband have six children. The family lives in Lahore.

Now that the summer season is in process, she would like to buy summer clothing items to offer for sale. Due to household expenses, she does not have the available cash to make these purchases. She has therefore requested a Kiva loan so that she can buy summer clothes, allowing her to cope with customer demand.

She hopes to use her income to provide better living conditions and facilities for her family. Her greatest wish is to help ensure a bright future for her children.

She is very thankful to Kiva and to its 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
  • 305
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Parveen to buy summer clothing items to offer for sale in her community.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2014
Jun 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2015