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Saiqa is a 34-year-old hardworking and diligent woman. She is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Her husband has been running a barber shop for 12 years. Due to the increase in the number of customers, her husband wants to expand his business. For that purpose, Saiqa has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. Her husband would purchase some new chairs for his shop. This would increase his earnings and net income. Saiqa is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC.

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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

  • $3,004
    Average annual income
  • 140
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,288,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Saiqa to purchase chairs for barber shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014