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Shahnaz is 55 years old, married, and a mother of seven. Her husband is a carver, carving wooden tables, chairs and beds. He earns insufficient income to meet the family expenses. In order to cover everyday expenditures and educational expenses, more income is required, so Shahnaz contacted BRAC Pakistan and applied for a loan of 45,000 PKR. Her husband will utilize this loan amount to purchase wood, precious stones, polish, aluminum and carving tools.

Shahnaz is hopeful that this loan will be a productive one for her husband and that it will bring positive changes to his business. Their dream is to maximize their profits from this business and have a better standard of living.

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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
  • 309
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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 Shahnaz to buy wood, aluminum and polish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014