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Shaheen belongs to an ultra-poor family, living with her spouse and five children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan.

Her husband is a blacksmith. He manufactures iron accessories which are used in houses, such as iron doors or windows. He has been providing service making iron doors and windows and repairing broken accessories with the help of a welding plant.

A few days ago his welding plant went out of order due to overheating and needs to be replacement with new one. However, he does not have enough money due to a lot of household expenses.

Therefore, Shaheen has requested a loan from BRAC, an active field partner of Kiva, so that her husband will be able to buy new welding plant to continue his business.

Shaheen thanks Kiva and its field partner BRAC Pakistan.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 268
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 106.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Shaheen to buy a welding plant for manufacturing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2014