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Afshan, 36, lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of five children. Her husband provides decoration lights for weddings and other occasions. He wants to purchase electric wires, cables, bulb holders and bulbs. However, due to inadequate savings, he finds it difficult. Therefore, Afshan has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to help her husband to purchase the things necessary for his business. This will help him to continue his business. Afshan is extremely thankful to Kiva.

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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
  • 278
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,699,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Afshan to purchase electric wires, cables, bulb holders and bulbs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014