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Bakht is a 54-year-old very hardworking woman living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She lives with her husband and five children. Her husband has been running a gold shop for 20 years. Bakht has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. Her husband wants to expand the gold shop. He would add some more space to his shop, and would also improve the seating arrangement for customers. He would renovate his shop to attract more customers and improve some security measures. Bakht is very hopeful for this loan, and she 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

  • $3,004
    Average annual income
  • 214
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,112,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Bakht to renovate and expand the gold shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014