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Zahida is a 44-year-old woman living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her spouse and seven children. Since 2004, her husband has been running a small vegetable shop and usually sells his vegetables in the central bazaar. He is a very hardworking and honest man who is confident about his family’s bright future.

Zahida has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to expand her husband's shop. Her husband will buy a variety of fresh vegetables and offer more products to his clients to increase his sales and income.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 253
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,728,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Zahida to buy fresh vegetables for her husband's shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2013
Jun 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014