Suriya is married and has five children. Since she is from a low-income household, she decided to start her own business. Now she is supporting her household.
Both Suriya and her husband earn money to cover the family's daily expenses and to provide a better future for their children.
She has been familiar with stitching techniques from a young age. At the moment, she has a big client list and has gained a lot of appreciation and popularity in her community.
Suriya is requesting a loan of Rs 20,000 to stock up on coloured threads, buttons, needles, etc. This way, she will be able to meet the demands of her customers and continue the business without fail.
She hopes to grow her business and dreams of giving a good quality education to her children, through her hard work and sincerity.
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.