Kaneez is a 46-year-old ambitious lady with six children. Her husband has a low income, which is insufficient to meet the family expenditures. So she decided to help her husband in financial matters.
Kaneez started making beds and chairs with nylon and rope. She has been in the business of making furniture for 30 years. She is struggling hard to support her family and is motivated to fulfill their daily needs.
Kaneez requires Rs. 25,000 to buy bulk nylon, ropes, and wooden frames to increase her sales of furniture. She is hopeful to get more income through her sales. She dreams of providing her children with quality education and good health.
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.