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Shamshad, age 53, lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a mother of five children. She adores her family, and her husband works very hard so that his family can have a good and respectable life.

Her husband owns a computer accessories shop. Shamshad is requesting a loan from Kiva partner, BRAC Pakistan, with the goal of improving her husband's business. He will use the loan amount to purchase computer accessories for his business. With the profits expected from this loan, he intends to expand his business so that he can eventually construct a small house for his family.

Shamshad hopes that the loan will be helpful for her husband's business. She is thankful to Kiva lenders and to BRAC Pakistan.

Additional Information

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
  • 303
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,642,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Shamshad to purchase computer accessories for her husband's shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2013
Jun 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014