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Nasreen
Ms. Nasreen is a 51-year-old married woman. She has been successfully running a small general store with her husband at the corner of her house. The man shown in the photo is Nasreen’s husband. They have been working together for many years and make enough to fulfill the basic necessities of life.

They have four children and are motivated to provide them with good quality food, clothing and health. She wants to grow her business so she requested a loan of PKR 40,000 to buy a stock of rice, flour and sugar at whole sales rates from the market. In this way they can earn more by catering for more customers time after time. Nasreen dreams of providing a better standard of living to her children.

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
  • 301
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,746,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.4
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Nasreen to buy a stock of rice, flour and sugar at whole sale rates from the market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 30, 2013
Listed
Apr 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014