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Shazia is 30 years old, married, and has three children. She lives in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband is a very hard working and honest person; he owns a small restaurant in which he offers different types of delicious foods. Shazia cooks some dishes for the restaurant and the people like to eat at her husband's restaurant. He employes one worker at the restaurant. Shazia's husband has been running his restaurant for many years, that is why most of the chairs, utensils, and crockery have broken. Her husband wants to buy new plastic furniture, utensils, and crockery but his major income is spent on household expenses. Shazia requested a loan from BRAC Pakistan, which she will use for her husband to buy plastic furniture, utensils, and crockery. Shazia thanks to kiva and its field partner brac Pakistan.

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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
  • 217
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,686,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Shazia to purchase plastic furniture, utensils, and crockery for her husband's restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2015