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Mr.Yousaf is 49 years old, and a very hardworking man. He lives in Lahore, Pakistan with his family; he has a wife and seven children. He has a large family, however, he is the only person earning income in the family.

He has been working as a cobbler for 25 years. But, his monthly net income is inadequate to meet the household expenses. He is in need of more material for his shop, but due to lack of funds, he finds it difficult.

He has requested a loan of 100,000 PKR from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan, to purchase leather, resin, thread, and glue for stitching shoes.

He is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

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.

About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 349
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Yousaf to purchase leather, resin, thread, and glue for stitching shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014