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Asma is a 32-year-old hardworking housewife. She is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her husband, one daughter and five sons. Her husband is a security guard by profession, but his monthly income is not enough to meet the household expenses of his family. Therefore, for the past four years, he also drives a taxi at night.

Currently, he is not able to generate any income from the taxi, as its engine is not working properly and needs to be repaired. Because of short of funds, Asma requested a loan from Kiva partner BRAC Pakistan to meet the amount of repairing the engine of her husband's taxi. With the profit, her husband wants to open a new auto mechanic shop in future.

Asma desires to provide quality education to her all children and she prays for the good health of her family and for the growth of her husband's business. She is very much thankful to BRAC.

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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
  • 247
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,360,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 106.8
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Asma to pay to repair the taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2013
Nov 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2015