Ms. Sattan is a working woman with the skill of clay crockery. She started clay crockery work 10 years ago. It is with this business that she was able to provide a better education and health facility to her children. She makes exciting new designs with her innovation and her customers like it. These designs and art are of great demand and she is willing to purchase more raw material and designs which will further enhance her business. She is also willing to search for new markets for her business. For that she needs capital, which she is taking from Kashf Foundation.
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.