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Shehnaz is a 33-year-old woman who lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her husband, her son and three daughters. For 15 years, her husband has run a scrap shop which is the only source of income for their family. Shehnaz’s sons are very hardworking and help their father in his business a lot.

Shehnaz is requesting a loan from the Kiva partner BRAC Pakistan to help her husband purchase a shop for their son. Her loan will help her family to improve their income. Shehnaz hopes that her husband will be able to continue his business and that her son will be successful.

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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
  • 274
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,699,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 105.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Shehnaz to start a shop for her son.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2013
Jan 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014