Ms. Kaneez is a married woman and has 2 children. She provides an education for her children. Around six years ago, when she got married, she faced many financial crises, her family was very poor and her husband was a laborer. She decided to start a business of milk selling. At that time she had only one buffalo.
Initially, Mrs Kaneez faced many difficulties in managing her business affairs with her household activities. But with the passage of time, she now manages both activities efficiently. Now she has 3 buffalo for milk selling and more than 5 goats for selling. She wants to take loan of PKR 40,000 for buying calves for the future growth of her business.
Ms. Kaneeza has a motive to provide basic necessities for her children and to provide financial support to her husband and improve the standard of living 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.