Mrs. Noor is a 49-year-old, married lady who has a milk-selling business. Her husband also helps her with her business. She has four milk cows and sells their milk to the people in her community. She has five children -- two daughters and three sons. She is trying hard to fulfill her children’s needs such as health care, clothes and food.
Mrs. Noor is highly motivated and she is a very hardworking lady. She has set a goal to provide all the necessities of life to her children and put them on track for a better life. She has applied for a loan of PKR 20,000 from the Kashf Foundation to buy another cow to increase sales of milk. This will improve her profits.
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.