A loan of $225 helped to purchase inventory like milk, sugar, bread, rice, soap, etc. for her general store.


Raila's story

Raila is a 45-year-old responsible housewife. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her family, which consists of her husband and two daughters. Her husband is a laborer, but he has been unemployed for many days and they are facing a lot of problems in life.

Raila has been running a small general store since 2010; this is the only source of income for her family. She has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan to expand her business. To fulfill customer demands and increase her savings, Raila wants to buy a variety of goods like milk, sugar, bread, rice, soap, creams, etc. and introduce some new items for her general store.

She would reinvest the profit in her general store, and use a part of it to pay her household expenses. This loan could solve many problems in her life, and she is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan for supporting her in this difficult time.



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