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Rukhsana is a 47-year-old housewife. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan, and is the mother of four children. Her husband is the only earning person in the family. He purchases cattle and goats to sell in the market at a profitable price. He needs additional capital to purchase cattle and goats to sell. However, due to financial constraints, he finds this difficult.

Therefore his wife, Rukhsana, has requested a loan of 30,000 PKR from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. This will enable her to help her husband, who wants to maintain the farm with the profits he earns. Rukhsana is very thankful to Kiva and 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
  • 410
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,144,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Rukhsana to purchase cattle and goats to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014