Rasoolan is a 39-year-old, married woman. She has been doing a business of milk sales for many years. She has seven cows in milk, one bull, and nine baby cows and buffaloes.
In the beginning, she bought one cow and started selling milk. Then she took an idea from her neighbors and started breeding cattle, to sell them at the festival of Eid-ul-Azha, etc. With the profit and Kashf Foundation loan, she purchased more cows to increase the business of selling milk.
She sells milk to many of her neighbors, along with butter, cheese, and dasi ghee that she makes from the milk. She has a good client list. Her business is good enough to help her lead a decent life.
Rasoolan has five children. Her sons also help in her business.
Rasoolan is in her sixth loan cycle and she has a strong association with Kashf Foundation. She has taken several loans and each time she has shown excellent behavior.
Now, Rasoolan requests a loan of PKR 50000 to buy one more cow, to increase the production capacity of milk. In this way, she would be able to serve more people in her community. Rasoolan desires to provide quality education to her children for their bright 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.