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Farah’s husband has a job in a firm. To increase his monthly income he planned to start a business in the evenings selling fruit. Due to a lack of funds, he is unable to start a small business. Therefore, Farah requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan, so her husband can buy initial inventory to start his fruit business.

Farah is a responsible mother. She always pays attention to opportunities to reduce expenses and to reasonable resources to get more income. Her aim is to provide better facilties and living standards for her family. Now, she is hopeful that the new business will work out and provide their family with an increase in income.

Farah is very thankful to Kiva, honorable lenders, and field partner 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
  • 366
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 108.8
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Farah to buy fruit for her husband to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 3, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014