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Nusrat is 34, living with her three children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan.
Her husband provides polishing services for newly constructed floors. He polishes floors made of concrete and marble. For this purpose, he uses a floor polishing machine; he has been providing this service for many years. A few days ago, his polishing machine broke down due to a fluctuation in electricity. For this is reason, he wants to buy a new machine, but he does not have enough cash in hand.
Therefore, Nusrat is requesting a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan, so that her husband can buy a new polishing machine and continue his services.

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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
  • 222
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,650,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 105.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Nusrat to buy a floor polishing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2014
Feb 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014