Ms. Nooran is a 54-year-old married woman and the mother of three children. She has been running a business of cattle sales and purchase for three years with the support of her husband. The man shown in the photo is Nooran’s husband.
Nooran very well looks after their cattle, while her husband assists her in selling them in the local market. They make enough to run their household expenses.
Nooran has some savings and applied for a loan of PKR 25,000 to purchase another buffalo. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.
Nooran is in her second loan cycle, with a good repayment history. She 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.