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Rehana is a 54-year old married woman living with her spouse and 5 children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband has grown old and sits idle at home. Her elder son owns a butcher shop and he earns sufficient income for the whole family. Recently he spends a huge part of his income to pay utility bills which decreases his purchasing power for new inventory of his butcher shop. He tried to take out loans from banks and other organizations however he does not have any property against security. Therefore, Rehana requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan which will provide the facility without asking about their assets. Rehana wants to provide higher education foir her children. It is her dream to provide all facilities of life for her children. She is very thankful to 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
  • 269
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,406,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 102.2
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Rehana to buy chicken for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 7, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014