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Mukhtiar is 37 years old, a hard-working and diligent woman. She has six children and her husband is working in a wood shop.

Mukhtiar has done various beautician courses and she is an excellent beautician by profession. She has been running her own beauty salon for six years. She is very skilled and an independent woman and she is helping her husband by running her own business. She spends all of her income generated from the business on the education of their children so that they can have a bright future.

Currently she has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. She would like to expand her business by adding some more space to her salon. Her clients are increasing day by day and her current space is too congested so she would like to build one more room. She would also purchase some cosmetic products like lipsticks, facial scrubs, etc. and also some hair dryers. This loan could help her to fulfill her dreams.

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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
  • 243
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mukhtiar to expand her beauty salon business by adding some more space to her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2013
May 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014