Ms Farnaz, age 30, is a married woman who deals in a business of animals’ sales and purchase. She has gain 10 years of experience in this field. She buys animals (baby goats & baby cows) at low prices, brings them up and then sells them out in the market at higher prices. Her business is good enough to lead her decent life and she has improved her business to meet day to day expenses of life. For the expansion of her business she has contacted Kashf Foundation and applied a loan of Rs. 25000 to purchase one more cow. It’s her 2nd year with Kashf Foundation and she has shown good repayment history. She hopes to grow her business and dreams of giving a better standard of living to her family members through all her hard work in her business.
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.