Ms. Sajida is 42 years old. She is married and has four children. All are getting their education from a good school.
She is running a business of cotton wastage. Her business details include that she collects cotton wastage from small units and then sells it to comparatively large units where more cotton is extracted from the wastage.
In her business, her husband fully supports her. This undoubtedly helps her to continue and grow.
Sajida has been working with Kashf Foundation for the last two years. Now she has requested an amount of Rs. 30,000 to buy more cotton wastage.
Sajida has a strong motive to build and expand her business to secure the financial stability of her family.
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.