Ms. Aasia is a 36 year old energetic, married woman. She is a hard-working lady, and is very eager to work to support her family.
She started her business of milk selling four years ago. She serves her community well, and maintains a good client list. Her husband assists her in selling the milk door to door.
Aasia is working hard to fulfill the needs of her seven children. She has gradually improved her business with the support of Kashf Foundation. Now, she has requested a loan of 35,000 PKR to purchase another buffalo. This will increase her sales and net income. She hopes to utilize the earned revenues to provide quality education to her children
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.