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Shazia is 36 years old. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her family. She is a mother of five children and she is a responsible and hardworking housewife. Her husband owns a furniture shop in the market. This shop is the base of earning for the family. He works very hard to meet the household's expenses, but due to an insufficient income he is facing problems meeting the needs of his family.

Shazia has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. With the help of this loan, her husband will purchase a variety of furniture to sell. By doing so, he will increase his net income and savings for the future. Shazia is hopeful that the loan will be a productive one for her husband's business. She wants to purchase a computer for her children with the profits. Shazia wishes to provide computer education to her children in the future. She is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakistan.

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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
  • 336
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,502,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.8
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Shazia to purchase furniture to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014