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Safia is a 50-year-old, married woman living with her spouse and four children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband has grown old and sits idle at home.

Safia's elder son owns a butcher shop. He earns sufficient income for the whole family. In the beginning, he purchased a small quantity of beef from the market and then sold it in his locality. Now, he has gotten a lot of experience and has retained a list of good customers in a short time.

Now, Safia's son wants to buy a bull calf to produce more beef to sell, but he does not have enough cash in hand. Therefore, Safia requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner, BRAC Pakistan, so her son can buy a bull calf to produce beef.

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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
  • 244
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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 $475 helped Safia to buy her son a bull calf to produce beef to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 6, 2014
Jan 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014