Fighting for a better future? We need your help.

Creating a more equitable world takes a lot of time and energy, but at Kiva we’re in it for the long haul. 100% of money lent on Kiva goes to funding loans. That means we rely on donations from people like you to make this work possible. For a limited time, if you donate $35 or more, a $25 bonus will be added to your account (you’ll get an email once it’s there).
Premal Shah, President & Co-Founder, Kiva
  • $25
  • $35
  • $50
  • Submit
  • Other

A loan of $300 helped to buy seasonal and fresh fruits to sell.


Kishwar's story

Kishwar is a 35-year old married woman, living with her spouse and three children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan.
Her husband is a hawker and sells fruits in their hometown. He goes daily to a fruit market to buy fresh fruits such as mangoes, bananas, apples etc, and he is very famous in the community due to the freshness of his fruits. He has been selling fruits for many years; because of it he understands the mind and demand of people. Nowadays the demand has been increased. He wants to buy more fruits, and in this way fulfill the demand and easily get more profit.
Therefore, Kishwar requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan, so that her husband would be able to buy more fruits, especially seasonal fruits like bananas.
This is the second loan for Kishwar; she assured us that she will pay all installments on time as with her previous loan because she wants to take another loan in the future.
Kishwar is very thankful to the Kiva and its field partner BRAC Pakistan.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details