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Gulzar
Gulzar is a 48-year-old woman who lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of four children and a hardworking woman.


Gulzar’s husband’s salary is not enough to meet the family’s household needs, so she is running a small business to help ends meet. She buys new shawls, then resells them at a profit. The shawls she sells are liked by everyone for their variety.


Currently the stock of her shawls is low, so Gulzar is interested in buying more in different colors to sell. She is applying for a 28,000 PKR loan through Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. This will help her to increase her net income and save for the future. She plans to use her profits to better educate her children.


Gulzar feels very confident and satisfied in taking this loan, as this amount will help her to manage the household expenses and cover her children's school fees.

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

  • $3,004
    Average annual income
  • 298
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,738,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Gulzar to buy more shawls to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 18, 2013
Listed
Apr 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014