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Riffat Sultana
Riffat Sultana is a 55-year-old, and is the sole supporter of her family, as her husband has divorced her. She now has to face all the challenges of life alone. She has 20 years of extensive experience in the garment business. She has requested a loan of 120,000 Pakistani Rupees (PKR) from BRAC Pakistan. She intends to use the financing in order to purchase products for her shop, including t-shirts, pants, and some embroidery materials for making embroidered shirts to sell.

With the help of the additional profits, she wants to establish a garment shop in the main market. This will help her to increase her customers. She desires to save money for her daughter's marriage and to support her elder son in his business. She is 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
  • 345
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,486,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Riffat Sultana to purchase t-shirts, pants, and some embroidery materials for making embroidered shirts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014