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Shabana is a 33-year-old married woman who lives near Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of three school-going children. Shabana's family is poor and their living standard is inadequate.

Her husband owns a welding shop and it provides his only source of income. Her husband has to work very hard to feed his family. Recently, the welding plant was shut down because of broken machinery and her husband has been unable to work and earn money.

Shabana humbly requests a loan of RS 45,000 from BRAC Pakistan. This will allow her husband to buy new welding tools and reopen his business. Shabana wants to establish a decent standard of living for her family. She will save some of the profit to meet such expenses in the future.

Shabana is 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
  • 219
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,660,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Shabana to buy welding tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014