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Zakia is 48 years old and lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of three sons. She belongs to a very poor family. Her husband collects and sells waste materials to recycling factories as the only source of income for his family. He is a very hard-working person. Zakia's husband wants to open a shop for his work. However, due to the lack of money he finds it difficult. Therefore, Zakia has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to help her husband to open a shop. Zakia is so thankful to Kiva.

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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
  • 319
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,524,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.6
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Zakia to open a shop for her husband's work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014