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Al-Tariq is 43 years old, married and the father of four children. He adores his family and works very hard to pay for expenses, so that his family can have a good and respectable life.

Al-Tariq started his own business of selling artificial jewelry 15 years ago. He has a fair number of customers. He is requesting a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to increase his supply so that he can respond quickly to customer needs. With the help of the loan amount, he will purchase metal for manufacturing jewelry. He plans to expand his business with the additional income he earns. He is thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of BRAC Pakistan's effort to provide credit to entrepreneurs seeking to expand their small businesses. These are individuals who have limited access to loans because their requests are too large for typical microfinance, and they lack the collateral to borrow from commercial banks. By funding this loan, you will enable a small business owner to provide new services and create new employment opportunities.

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
  • 348
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,733,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,525 helped Al-Tariq to purchase metal for manufacturing jewelry.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
May 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 25, 2013