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Afshan is a 37-year-old, hard-working, and diligent woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, along her husband, two daughters, and two sons. Her husband is a government employee, but his income is insufficient to meet the household expenses. Both of her children are studying in government schools.

Afshan is an efficient beautician, by profession. Since 2004, she has been operating her own beauty salon. Currently, the beauty stock of the salon is almost finished, therefore Afshan wants to purchase cosmetic products to continue her business.

For that purpose, she has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan, to purchase beauty products, like facial creams, lipsticks, scrubs, makeup kits, hair colors, and some other varieties of products. She would also buy some new chairs for her salon.

With the profit amount, she will pay the installments of the loan and school fees for her children. She dreams to live a happy, healthy, and peaceful life with her family. She is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan for their support.

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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
  • 244
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,606,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Afshan to purchase cosmetic products for her beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014