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Kalsoom is the mother of six children. She is living with her spouse and children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan.

Her husband is a fruit seller and has sold fresh fruits from a shop in the nearby town for many years. He offers seasonal and fresh fruits to his customers. He has been feeding his family through income generated from the fruit shop.

Nowadays, the needs of his family have suddenly increased and he does not have other sources to cope with these needs, so he decided to expand his current enterprise. He wants to increase the stock on a daily basis so that he could generate maximum income out of the fruits sales.

Therefore, Kalsoom requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan, so that her husband can buy extra seasonal fruits.

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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
  • 243
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,650,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 105.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Kalsoom to buy fresh and seasonal fruits to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2013
Jan 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014