Naseem is married and the mother of four children. She is a hardworking and intelligent lady, and she does different work to support her family.
She started a general store and has a sewing machine. In her free time, when there are no customers, she stitches clothes so that no time gets wasted.
She has been with Kashf for two years and has greatly improved the store.
Naseem is in need of 25,000 PKR for her general store. She wants to buy stocks of rice, wheat, pulses, etc., in bulk, as well as toffees, chewing gum and other items for children. She also wants some running capital in hand.
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.