Robina is a 42-year-old married woman who lives with her four children. For the past ten years, she has been running a school café (canteen) nearby her house. She offers a variety of food items at reasonable prices to students and makes a reasonable amount of income through her business. She initiated her business to support her husband financially.
At this time she is asking for a loan of 30,000 PKR to buy stock of food items including juices, biscuits, sweets and mineral water. It will help her to meet the demands of her customers time after time. She is in her 3rd loan cycle, with a good repayment history. With this loan she would be able to generate more revenue, which will be used in meeting her household expenses.
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.