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Amir
Ms Amir is a 41-year-old married woman. She is a vigorous lady and for the past two years she has been running a cloth business. She buys cloths of different fabrics in various colors and designs from the market at wholesale rates and then sells them to the people of her community. She has a varied customer base and is able to earn enough through her business.

Amir requested a loan of PKR 40,000 from the Kashf Foundation to buy more variety of cloths for the summer season to attract more customers and expand her inventory. She is in her third loan cycle and has a good repayment history. She expects a boost in her earnings with her loan and plans to spend the part of profits on the betterment of her family members.

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

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 207
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,459,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Amir to buy more varieties of cloth for the summer season to attract more customers and expand her inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 7, 2013
Listed
May 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014