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Sumaira is a 43-year-old hard-working woman. She lives in Punjab, Pakistan with her husband and five children. All her children are in school. Their family expenditures are higher than their monthly income. Her husband owns a chicken shop, which is the only source of income for their family. Now, to make their business grow, Sumaira has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to buy chickens. This will help her husband to increase his monthly net income and savings. She is thankful to Kiva for the great help and the kindness.

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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
  • 290
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,414,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Sumaira to buy chicken for her husband’s business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
May 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014