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Samina is 50-year-old woman. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of four children. Her husband is a rickshaw driver, which provides the all the income of his family. Currently the condition of the rickshaw is not good, and it needs maintenance. Because of the condition of the rickshaw, her husband is unable to generate any income, and he is facing serious financial issues. Samina wants to repair the rickshaw as soon as possible, so that her husband can continue his work. For this reason, she has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. This will help her husband to continue 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
  • 298
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Samina to have maintenance work done on her husband's rickshaw.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2013
May 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014