Ms. Salma is a 33-year-old lady. She is married and the mother of five children. She never hesitated to work and is willing to support her family.
She started selling and purchasing animals. She buys animals (kids/baby goats) at low prices, brings them up, and sells them at higher prices.
Along with her household activities, she also manages to continue this business. Now it’s been four years for her in this business, and she is in her second loan cycle with Kashf Foundation.
Ms. Salma is currently in need of Rs. 20,000 to keep her business going.
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.