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Shareefan, 45, is a married woman. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of 6 children. Her husband is the only earning person in the family. He owns general store, which is the only source of income for the family. His monthly income is inadequate to meet the household's needs. Presently, he needs to purchase flour, wheat, pulse, eggs, soap, detergent, sugar, rice and other items for his shop. However, due to the lack of money, he finds it difficult. Therefore, Shareefan has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase the things needed in her husband's shop. Shareefan 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
  • 348
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,733,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Shareefan to purchase flour, wheat, pulse, eggs, soap, detergent, sugar, rice, and other product for her husband's shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014