Allahrakh has been making jewelry for many years, having initiated her business with the support of a Kashf Foundation loan she took to buy a jewelry machine. Well familiar with jewelry-making techniques, she enjoys a great client list and has gained a lot of appreciation and popularity in her community.
Allahrakh has requested a loan of Rs 15,000 to buy raw materials such as artificial gems, pearls, silver and gold to complete her customers’ orders on time. She hopes to grow her business and dreams of giving a good quality education to her children through all of her hard work.
About Kashf FoundationKashf 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.
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