Ms Nasreen is a 42-year-old married woman. She has been rearing goats for the past eight years and has been able to expand her business with the Kashf Foundation's help over the last five years. Ms Nasreen supports her family members. Her husband is very supportive of her business and he also earns a living with his donkey cart.
Ms Nasreen buys animals (baby goats) at low prices, raises them and sells them at higher prices. She took a loan for the betterment of her business and to increase her livestock (goats). She has applied for a loan of PKR 30,000 to buy two more baby goats. Ms Nasreen hopes to grow her business. She dreams of giving good, quality education to her children through all her hard work in her business
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.