Ms. Badar is a 30-year-old, married woman. She is in the business of selling cosmetics from home and also performs duties of a housewife. Her husband works as a driver. She has 4 members in her family. She is able to provide them with good quality food and other basics of life.
Ms. Badar has been in association with Kashf for 5 years. She is intermediate and a very responsible person. She needs to expand her product supply so she requested a loan of 35,000 PKR. This will enable her to purchase more packs of skin care products, hair treatment and make-up kits. She expects a boost in her net income through her large sales.
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.