Ms. Nasira is a 32-year-old lady and a mother of four. Her husband has been driving a rickshaw for the past two years. The man shown in the photo is Nasira’s husband. She has applied for a loan of 30000 PKR for the benefit of her husband, who wants to replace his auto rickshaw's body. This will help him operate his business better and permit him to offer improved transport services to his passengers. Nasira is positive that the new auto rickshaw body will reduce daily maintenance expenses and increase her husband's profitability. She has been with Kashf Foundation for four years and is very thankful to Kashf for its support.
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.