Ms. Ghulamfiza is a passionate woman and doing a work of boutique and embroidery for the last four years. She has been working night and day making elegant dresses for woman in her community. Her collection is very famous in her town. She offers a variety of clothes in different colors to her customers and makes enough money to lead a decent life.
She is a loving mother of three daughters and two sons. She is in charge of providing her family with good food, health and education. She has steadily improved her business by taking loans from the Kashf Foundation. Now she has requested a loan of Rs 40,000/- to buy a stock of more cloth of different colors in various designs and lace, thread and machines. She hopes to have more profits and hence better support 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.