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Ishrat is a 38-year-old married woman, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan.

She requests a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan for her husband who is an excellent shoe maker. He has manufactured shoes for many years and has a lot of professional experience. He uses both machinery and hand-stitching to make his products. He is able to earn income for his family. He has a huge contract to make shoes but does not have the money to buy raw materials to fulfill the contract.

Sofia requests a loan for her husband so that he can buy raw materials such as Rexene, threads, glue, soles, etc.

Ishrat is very thankful to Kiva and their 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
  • 264
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Ishrat to buy shoe making supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2014
Apr 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015