Ms. Azra is a very hardworking lady. She has been working with Kashf for last eight years. She has 3 buffalos and 2 cows. She does the business of milk and cattle selling, too. She purchases calves, grows them with care and then sells them when they are grown up. She earns a good profit from this business.
According to baji Azra, before starting business on her own, their family situation was very bad. Her husband was the single earner of the family. Seeing that situation, baji Azra decided to help her family, and she took a loan and started this business. Now she needs 30,000 PKR for buying calves.
Now she has a happy family life as she is providing at least the compulsory required things for her family, and she is very happy that she now has the ability to make decisions and is playing a great role in her family responsibilities.
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.