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Shahnaz
Ms. Shahnaz is a 43-year-old married woman and a mother of four. She is striving to meet their needs including food, clothing, and health expenses. Her husband is employed in a small restaurant but his income is not sufficient to meet the daily expenditures of the family. She started her business of sewing clothes to contribute to the family income.

Shahnaz is quite familiar with stitching techniques. She initiated her business with the support of Kashf Foundation; she took her first loan to buy a sewing machine. At present, she enjoys a great client list and has gained a lot of appreciation and popularity in her community. She requested a loan of Rs 20,000 to buy spools of thread in different colors and packs of buttons and needles etc. Then she will be able to meet the demand of her customers without fail. She hopes to grow her business and dreams of giving a good and quality education to her children through all her hard work in her business.

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

  • $3,004
    Average annual income
  • 295
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,759,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Shahnaz to buy spools of thread in different colors as well as packs of buttons and needles, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 28, 2013
Listed
Apr 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014