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Zarqa is a 49-year-old housewife. She lives with her husband and four children in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Since 2006, her husband has been running a general store, and he works very hard to meet his family's needs. He needs additional capital for the growth of his business, as the demand of his customers are increasing day by day. Therefore his wife, Zarqa, has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan, for her husband's store. He will purchase a variety of products, including flour, milk packs, eggs, pulses, detergents and oils, to keep up with the increased demand of customers. Zarqa and her husband are very hopeful that the loan will be lucky and a productive one for their family.

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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
  • 276
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,407,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Zarqa to purchase goods for a general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
May 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014