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Razia
At the age of 34, Razia is an energetic married woman. She has been doing a business of making artificial flowers for the past five years. She offers various handmade artificial flowers in different colors which are used in decorating homes and rooms. By this time, she has become famous in providing good-quality colorful flowers in her community. She is contentedly doing it for the sake of her family.

Razia has gradually improved her business with the support of Kashf Foundation. Currently, she is in her second loan cycle and applied for a loan of Rs. 20,000. This will help her to purchase raw material, including various types of fabrics such as silk and cotton, along with packs of glue and wires. In this way, she would be able to get an increase in her earnings through her large sales.

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

  • $3,004
    Average annual income
  • 173
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,425,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Razia to purchase raw material, including various types of fabrics such as silk and cotton, along with packs of glue and wires.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 4, 2013
Listed
Jul 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2014