Hajiran is an active lady who has been successfully running a CD and DVD shop for the past five years. She has great collection of music and movies and her husband assists her in the business. Hajiran has the only CD shop in her town and they have massive customer base of all ages. She and her husband have three daughters and one son, all of whom go to school.
Hajiran is requesting a 45,000 PKR loan to buy stocks of CDs and DVDs. She will expand her movie and music collection to improve her selection. Hajiran hopes to earn more income to cover her family's everyday expenses and lead to a respectable life. Her loan will enable her to sustain her business and 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.