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Asifa is a 40-year-old hardworking and diligent woman. She is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been running a barber shop for three years. Due to the increase in the number of customers, her husband wants to expand his business. For that purpose, Asifa has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan. Her husband would purchase some new chairs for his shop. He will also buy some items like a shaving machine, creams, a dryer, blades etc. This will increase his earnings and net income. Asifa is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC.

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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
  • 275
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,386,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.0
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Asifa to purchase chairs and other items for her husband's barber shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014