Nazeran, age 46, is involved in the business of animal sales and purchase. She is very experienced in her business as she has been doing it for the past 10 years. She earns a good amount of income through her business to lead a decent life. She is the mother of five children and is trying hard to fulfill their demands, including food, health, clothing, and education. She has gradually improved her business with the support of Kashf Foundation. Currently she has requested a loan of Rs. 35,000. It will help her to purchase two more goats and sheep. She is in her 3rd loan cycle with a good repayment history. Her objective is to expand the business and save enough for her family's future with the increased revenues.
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.