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Shahnaz is a hardworking and kind woman. She is a responsible housewife and the mother of 3 children. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She belongs to a very poor family and sustains her family life by facing many hurdles.

Her husband is a cobbler by profession and his income is inadequate for their household needs. Shahnaz has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase leather, soles and Rexine (artificial leather) for her husband's shop so that he can increase his income.

Shahnaz hopes that her children can live a better life in the future. She is thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan for the loan.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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
  • 206
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,360,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Shahnaz to purchase leather, soles and Rexine (artificial leather) for making shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2013
May 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014