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Tayyaba is a 43-year-old hardworking lady. She is a mother of three children and is motivated to provide her family with good quality food, clothing and health.

She has been successfully running a small general store with her husband. The man shown in the picture is her husband. Her husband purchases stock of goods of daily use from the market at wholesale rates. Both are happily doing it together to meet the expenses of their family members.

She wants to grow her business, so she requested a loan of PKR 40,000 to buy packs of salts, biscuits and beverages to meet the increasing demand of her customers. Its her sixth loan cycle; she is expecting a boost in her earnings and dreams of expanding her business in the future.

Additional Information

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
  • 334
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,680,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Tayyaba to buy packs of salts, biscuits and beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014