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Shamim Akhter
Shamim is 33 years old and a hard-working housewife. She is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her husband, two daughters and a son. Her husband is a security guard by profession, but his monthly income is not enough to fulfill the household expenses of his family.

Therefore for the past four-years, he also drives taxi at night. But currently he is not able to generate any income from the taxi, as its engine is not working properly and needs to be repaired.

Shamim has requested a loan from KIVA partner BRAC Pakistan to meet the amount of repairing the engine of her husband's taxi. With the profit her husband wants to open a new auto mechanic shop in the future.

Shamim desires to provide quality education for all her children, and she prays for the good health of her family and for the growth of her husband's business.

She is very much thankful to BRAC and KIVA.

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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
  • 220
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,464,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 106.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Shamim Akhter to pay for repairing her husband's taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 23, 2013
Listed
Oct 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2014