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Sadiqan is a 38-year-old married woman living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan with her family. Her husband has been running a small general store at the corner of his house for many years. He also assists his younger brother by purchasing stock of goods from the market, as he has maintained many contacts over the years. She is a mother of four children and is motivated to provide her family with good quality food, clothing, and health expenses.

Sadiqan wants to grow the business of her husband so he can generate additional income to support the family. This is the reason she has requested a loan from Kiva's field partner's BRAC Pakistan. Now, he can easily buy more stock of rice, sugar, cooking oil, detergent, soap and biscuits. She is an honest and regular client of BRAC Pakistan, and she is in her second loan cycle with good repayment history. She is expecting a boost in the earnings and dreams of expanding the business further in the future. She is very thankful to Kiva field partners BRAC.

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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
  • 448
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,084,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Sadiqan to buy inventory for her husband's general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2014
Apr 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015