Ms. Perveen is 36 years old, a married woman and a mother of two children. She has been successfully running a business of bottle sales for many years. She buys a large quantity of bottles in different sizes from the market. After doing proper cleaning she sells them in her community and in the local market. These bottles are then filled with medicines and syrups. She earns good profit though her business and contributes enough to the family income. Her husband is happy with the support of her business in managing their household.
In order to purchase more bottles in different sizes and packs of cleaning products in large quantity she requested for a loan of Rs. 20,000 from Kashf Foundation for the second time. This will enable her to meet with the increasing demand of her customers efficiently. She dreams of expanding her business in the future.
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.