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For over five years now, Ms Farzana has been using her skills and expertise in embroidery to provide for her family. She started this line of work at a very young age, and during the initial years of her business she barely made enough money to purchase the required materials. Today she is proud to be famous in her community as being the best at making beautiful patterns with thread and beads.

Farzana is requesting a loan of Rs 40,000 to purchase more spools of threads and packs of sequins, frames and needles. She says that the females in her community are demanding more fashionable products with the passage of time, and satisfying them is a challenge that Farzana has taken up.

Additional Information

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
  • 251
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,728,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Farzana to purchase more spools of threads and packs of sequins, frames and needles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2014