At the age of 47, Safia is a married woman and a mother of six. Twenty years ago, she initiated her own business of milk sales to provide financial support to her husband in running their household efficiently.
She has six buffaloes and three cows in milk and sells their milk to many people of her locality. With the support of Kashf Foundation, she has successfully built her business.
Currently, she requested a loan of Rs. 40,000 to purchase another buffalo. It would help her to inflate her sales, which ultimately helps in generating more cash. She dreams to provide quality education to her children through all her hard work.
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.