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Rasheeda is a 42-year-old woman who is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her husband, three sons and one daughter. Her husband is a heart patient, and she always worries about his health.

Her husband is a carpenter, and he has been running a wood shop for 20 years, which is the only source of income for their family. All of her sons are very hardworking and help their father in his business a lot.

Rasheeda has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. Rasheeda will use her portion to help her husband in purchasing a wood machine and some wood material for his shop. As they have no other source of income, with the help of this loan, her husband will be able to continue his business, and with the net profit he will open a new shop for his son.

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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
  • 268
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,718,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Rasheeda to purchase a wood machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014