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Shazia is a 34-year-old, hard-working housewife with four sons and three daughters; she is a resident of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. For the past five years, her husband has been driving a van which is the only source of income for his family.

Shazia has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan to expand her husband's transportation business by buying a new van. They are saving money for this purpose, and with the addition of the loan, they would be able to buy this van.This will not only help expand their transportation business, but will also help increase their monthly income.

She is very hopeful that the loan will be productive so that they can meet the basic necessities of their family, and provide an education for their children.

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
  • 340
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,479,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.9
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Shazia to purchase a van for her husband's transportation business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014