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Rukya Group
In this Group: Rukya, Lubna
Rukya is a 31-year-old woman who is living in Lahore, Pakistan, with her husband. Her husband is a heart patient and she always worries about his health.

For four years, her husband has run a blacksmith shop, which is the only source of income for their family.

As a member of a two-person lending group, Rukya has requested a loan from Kiva partner, Brac Pakistan. Rukya will use her portion of the loan to help her husband in purchasing some materials and tools for his blacksmith shop. As they have no other source of income, with the help of this loan, her husband will be able to continue his business, and with the net profit, he will open a new shop for his son.

Rukya dreams for her children's bright future and prays for her husband's good health. She wants to say that Brac Pakistan is working very well in the field of microfinance and she is very thankful to Brac Pakistan and Kiva for helping her.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 274
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,699,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 109.0
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rukya Group's $375 loan helped a member to buy material and tools for her husband's blacksmith shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2013
Dec 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014