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Ms Muqadas is 43 years old, married woman. She has five children, two daughters and three sons. She is striving hard to meet their demands including food, clothing, and health. Her husband is employed in a small restaurant but his income is not sufficient to meet the daily expenditures of the family. She started her business of sewing clothes to contribute in the family income. She is well familiar with the stitching techniques and has attained regular list of customers. To meet the orders of her customers on time she contacted Kashf Foundation and requested a loan of Rs. 20,000/- to buy spools of threads along with the packs of laces, zippers and needles. So then she would be able to meet the demands of her customers without fail. She hopes to grow her business and dreams of giving a good and quality education to her children through all her hard work in her business.

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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
  • 272
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,714,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.6
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Muqadas to buy spools of threads along with the packs of laces, zippers and needles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2013
May 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014