Lubna is a 35-year-old, married woman and has been doing a business of milk sales for the past eight years. She has two buffaloes in milk; she sells their milk to many of her neighbors, along with butter that she makes from the milk. Her business is good enough to help her lead a decent life.
Lubna is a mother of three and is motivated to provide her children with a beautiful life, with good education, food, and clothing. She has improved her business to meet the day-to-day expenses of life.
Lubna has some savings and has applied for a loan of PKR 20,000 to purchase another buffalo. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business. She is very thankful to Kashf Foundation 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.