Mrs. Tahira is a very hardworking lady. She is working to improve the living standard of her family and to meet basic necessities adequately.
Tahira is married and has six children. Two of her daughters are helping her in her business of stitching clothes, and the remaining four children are studying in school. She always wanted to provide them with a quality education.
Approximately ten years ago she decided to start her own business. She has a clothing and tailoring business. She purchases clothes from the market and stitches those clothes and sells them to the customers at a very reasonable price. She also has her own line of clothing.
Owing to the good quality of her work, she gets many orders from her customers on a regular basis.Tahira has been working with Kashf for the last four years. Currently she has requested a loan of Pakistan Rupee 25,000 for the purchase of clothes and raw material.
She is providing training to her daughters so that they can expand the business and increase income for her household so that her whole family will have a better quality of life.
About Kashf Foundation
Kashf Foundation is one of the leading microfinance providers in Pakistan, focused on expanding financial access for poor women across the country. The organization’s economic empowerment program has grown from 913 clients in 1999 to 284,653 clients as of May 2012, with a current outstanding portfolio of US$32 million.
Kashf has trained over 227,000 clients in basic financial literacy and systemized financial education since 2010, in addition to providing training in gender justice and empowerment to over 12,500 participants since 2011. This group includes clients, their husbands and adolescent boys in their communities.
Over the past 16 years, Kashf has disbursed an estimated 2 million loans. Today, it operates in 16 districts in Punjab province and 1 district in Sindh province through a network of 157 branches. It plans to open 19 new branches to cover all four of Pakistan’s provinces.