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Asma
Ms. Asma is a 26-year-old married woman. She had a difficult time after her husband's business failure, so she decided to initiate her own business of a general store to support her family for a better future. She has gained two years of experience in this field, and has attained a regular list of customers. However, due to lack of availability of funds, she is unable to meet the daily demands of her customers. Due to this reason, she contacted Kashf Foundation and applied for a loan of 25,000 Pakistani rupees to purchase packs of biscuits, oil and juices. It would help her to inflate her sales, which ultimately will help in increasing her profits.

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
  • 236
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,178,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.6
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Asma to purchase packs of biscuits, oil and juices.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 3, 2013
Listed
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014