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Shehnaz is a 49-year-old married woman. She is an active and very hardworking borrower of BRAC Pakistan. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan, with her family. Since 1992, Shehnaz has been in the business of selling milk, which is the only source of income for the family. Currently she is interested in purchasing one buffalo to grow her business but finds it difficult due to financial constraints. Shehnaz has requested a loan of 100,000 PKR from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. This will not only help her to grow her milk-selling business, but it will increase her net income and savings as well. She hopes to provide a quality education for her children. 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

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 310
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 97.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Shehnaz to purchase one buffalo to grow her milk-selling business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014