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Balqees is a 48-year-old housewife. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a mother of nine children, three sons and six daughters. Her husband owns a vegetable shop in the market that is the only source of income for the family. He sells a variety of fresh vegetables in his shop.

Currently, he is interested to offer more variety to his customers, which will help him to increase his net income and savings as well. However, due to the lack of funding, he finds it difficult. Therefore his wife, Balqees, has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan so that she can help her husband to purchase vegetables from the field and sell them in the market at a profitable price.

With the profit, her husband wants to grow his business in the future. Balqees is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakiatan.

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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
  • 336
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,685,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Balqees to purchase a variety of vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2013
Jun 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014