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Balqees
Balqees is a 46-year-old married woman. She has been successfully running a small general store in her community for the last two years. She offers various goods for daily use. She has good communication skills and counts on a good client list. Her husband works as a laborer and earns insufficient income to support his family alone.

Balgees is the mother of five children, and among them two are school going. She is motivated to provide for her family. As she wants to grow her business, she requested a loan of Rs 25,000 to buy a stock of rice and flour from the market at lower rates. Then she would be able to meet with the increasing demand consistently. She is in her 2nd loan cycle and has shown excellent repayment behavior. She wishes to utilize part of the revenues to deal with personal expenses and to increase her business capital.

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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.

About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 231
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,472,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 97.7
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $275 helped Balqees to buy a stock of rice and flour from the market at lower rates.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 3, 2013
Listed
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014