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Rasoolan is a 44-year-old housewife. She is a mother of 6 children who lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband owns a vegetable shop in the market, which is the only source of income for the family. He sells a variety of fresh vegetables in his shop after purchasing them from the field. Presently, he is interested in offering a greater variety to his customers, which will help him to increase his net income and savings. However, due to the lack of expenses, he finds it difficult. Therefore, his wife, Rasoolan, has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan. This will help her husband to purchase vegetables from the field and to sell them in the market at a profitable price. With the profit, her husband wants to grow his business in the future. Rasoolan is very thankful to Kiva lenders and to BRAC Pakiatan.

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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
  • 220
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,660,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Rasoolan to purchase vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014