Jameela is a 39-year-old, married woman, doing a business of milk sales for the past four years. Over that time, she has become famous for selling good-quality milk in her community. Her business is good enough to help her lead a decent life.
Jameela has five children; all are school-going. She is very motivated to provide them with a beautiful life, with good education, food, and clothing. She has improved her business to meet the day-to-day expenses of life.
It’s Jameela's third year with Kashf Foundation; she is happily running her business through the support of it. Now, she requests a loan of PKR 30,000 to purchase one more buffalo, plus feed for its calves. She hopes to get an increase in the production capacity of milk, which ultimately, helps in generating more cash.
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.