Ms Bevi, age 53, an energetic married woman. She is in business of selling bangles for many years. She always has a grate collection to offer to her customers and makes enough to meet the expenses of her family members. She is running this business for the past thirteen years. She has gradually improved her business with the support of Kashf Foundation; currently she applied a loan of Rs. 60,000 to purchase a variety of bangles in different colors and designs. This will help her to fulfill the demands of her customers consistently. She dreams of providing a good standard of living for her family
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.