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Safia is a 42-year-old hardworking and diligent woman. Her husband is working as a spray painter in an auto mechanic workshop.

Safia has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan. Her husband would buy some fresh spray paints and spray materials like a spray machine, chemicals, etc. The current stock is almost finished, and with the help of this loan, Safia's husband can continue his work.

This is the only source of income for their family, so this loan is very important for them. Safia is very thankful to Kiva.

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
  • 329
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,524,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Safia to purchase spray paints, a spray machine and chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014