Ms Rehana is a 39-year-old married woman and has been running a milk selling business with the support of her husband for fifteen years.
She has three buffaloes and sells their milk to many of their neighbors, along with butter and cheese, which she makes from the milk. She earns enough to contribute to the family income.
She is a mother of six and is working hard to fulfill the needs of her children. In order to serve more people in her community, she needs to purchase one more buffalo. So she requested a loan of PKR 30,000 from the Kashf Foundation.
She hopes to increase the milk production capacity, which ultimately helps in generating more cash.
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.