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Samina is a 36-year-old hardworking and diligent woman. She is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan along with her husband and five children. Her husband has been running a business selling gemstones for four years. He has a shop in the main market of the city. Samina has requested a loan from Kiva’s partner BRAC Pakistan. With the loan, her husband wants to purchase a new variety of rare gemstones. This will attract more customers and his sales will increase. After getting the profit, Samina will pay the installments of the loan and save some money for the marriage of her children.

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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
  • 310
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.0
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Samina to purchase rare gemstones.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014