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Shazia is a 41-year-old woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her family. She is a mother of three children. She owns a small embroidery business in her house. Her embroidered clothes are liked by everyone.

Presently, her stock of embroidery materials is almost finished. Therefore, she is interested in purchasing a variety of embroidery materials, including colorful thread, beads, stones, needles and clothes. For that purpose, Shazia has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan. She is hoping that the loan will be a productive one for her business. With the profit amount, she wants to construct her own house. She hopes that she will earn sufficient profit so that she could easily pay back the loan, as well as construct her house. She is feeling very happy after taking the loan, because this will help her to fulfill her needs.

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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
  • 283
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,386,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Shazia to purchase embroidery materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2013
May 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014