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Ziarat Ali
Ziarat Ali is a 36-year-old married man, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan, with his spouse and three children. He has been running a small printing press for three years. Flex is a sheet of polythene widely used to deliver high quality digital print for outdoor hoardings and banners mainly printed by large color plotters. These prints are used instead of handwritten banners due to their low cost and durability. He prints advertisement banners and logos on order.

Ziarat belongs to a poor family and is the single responsible person for his children, and elderly parents as well. His parents most of the time remain sick; he has to spend a large part of his income on medical care. He wants to grow his business so he can easily generate additional income than in the past so he can cherish his children and can bear the medical expenses of his parents.

Therefore, Ziarat Ali has requested a Kiva loan so he can buy polythene sheets and colors plotters to print more flex. In this way; he can easily generate additional income for his family. He deserves Kiva support; he hopes that the Kiva lenders will support him.

Ziarat Ali is very thankful to Kiva and field partner BRAC Pakistan.

Additional Information

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
  • 247
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,360,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 104.8
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Ziarat Ali to buy polythene sheets and colors plotters to produce more prints.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015