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Shazia is a 38-year-old housewife. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a mother of two.

Her husband owns a general store near his house, which is the only source of income for the family. He sells a variety of products in his store but would like to offer more variety to his customers. However, due to a lack of funds he finds it difficult. Therefore, his wife Shazia has requested a loan of 45,000pkr from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan so she can help her husband to purchase rusk, cake, biscuits, bread, bubbles, and popcorn. With the profit, her husband wants to grow his business.

Shazia is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

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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
  • 307
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Shazia to purchase rusk, cake, biscuits, bread, bubbles, and popcorn to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014