Ms. Tanveer is a 56-year-old married woman. She is a passionate woman and has been doing the work of hand embroidery on clothes and stoles for the last four years. She has been working night and day making elegant dresses for woman in her community. Her collection is very famous in her town. She beautifully makes patterns of embroidery for her customers and makes enough money to lead a decent life. Her husband is employed as a salesman in a clothes market but does not earn enough money to lead a large family of 9 members. She has been residing in a rented house for the last three years and, in this era of depression, she is living an honored life through her hard slog.
Tanveer is a loving mother of three daughters and four sons. She is in charge of providing her family with good food, health and education. She wants to steady her business by taking a loan from the Kashf Foundation. She requested an amount of 18,000 PKR to enhance her business by purchasing raw materials such as packs of sequins, pearls and glittering material with spools of threads in various colors. She hopes to have more profits to better support her family.
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.