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Shagufta is a 46-year-old lady who lives with her husband and eight children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan.

She requests a loan for her husband who drives a Moto rickshaw (a type of three-wheeled rickshaw which consists of a motorbike). This rickshaw is not powerful and is used for short distances. The polyester body is not strong enough to deal with rough road conditions and needs to be replaced.

Shagufta requests a loan from kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan so that her husband will be able to buy a Moto rickshaw.

She hopes that she would be able to save enough money to provide a higher education for her children. She thanks Kiva and their 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
  • 264
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 105.7
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Shagufta to buy a three-wheeled rickshaw.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2013
Jan 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014