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Sumera is the wife of a retailer and a responsible mother with children. She lives in a remote area of Lahore, Pakistan. Sumera’s husband works selling a variety of daily use products in his shop, including sugar, salt, rice, biscuits, cooking oils, sweets, ice cream, and many other items.

Sumera is requesting a loan from the Kiva partner BRAC Pakistan so that her husband can purchase cooking oil and rice for his store to replenish his stock. In the future, she and her husband want to provide a bright and successful future for their children. Sumera says hello and sends best wishes to all Kiva lenders.

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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
  • 309
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 105.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Sumera to purchase cooking oil and rice to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2013
Jan 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014