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Razia is a 29-year-old hardworking woman. She is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her husband and 2 daughters. All of her children are studying in school. She and her husband have owned a boutique for 5 years, which is the only source of income for their family. Now for the further growth of their business Razia has requested a loan from KIVA partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase some equipment for the boutique. As their family expenditures are much higher as compared to the monthly income and savings, Razia wants to expand her boutique. As a result, they will be able to increase their monthly income as well as savings. Her dreams are for the higher education of her children. She is very thankful to KIVA for such great help and kindness.

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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
  • 245
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 106.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Razia to buy equipment to expand her boutique.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 28, 2014