Ms Jamila is a 51-year-old married woman. She has 6 children; two of them are married. She is doing her own business of milk sales for a period of about 30 years. She expended all her life for providing better future to her family. She is getting older but still doing her business with devotion and dedication. She needs money to buy veterinary medicine as some of cows are getting old so she requested for a loan of Rs. 50,000 to purchase feed for her cows with the packs of veterinary medicines. She is in her 9th loan cycle and is one of good clients of Kashf. She expects boost in her earnings through her larger sales.
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.