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Nusrat is a 45-year-old housewife. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a mother of eight-children. Her husband owns a welding shop in the market which is the only source of income for the family. She belongs to a poor family and her husband has to face many challenges to meet the family's needs, as they have a large family.

Her husband wants to offer a larger variety of products to his customers which will help him to increase his net income and savings. However, due to the lack of income he finds it difficult. Therefore, his wife Nusrat has requested a loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan, so that she can help her husband to purchase iron sheets for making and welding shelves, boxes and cupboards. She assures to pay back the loan installments on time.

Nusrat is very thankful to Kiva and BRAC Pakiatan.

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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
  • 304
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.7
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Nusrat to purchase iron sheets for making and welding shelves, boxes and cupboards.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2013
Jul 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014