Rano is a 39-year-old married woman. She is a loving mother of four children. She enjoys her business of hand embroidery with the support of her husband. She has built a successful business through all her hard work. She has in-depth knowledge of good quality embroidery patterns and her client demand is strong. She earns enough for a hand-to-mouth existence.
In order to expand her business, she requested a 20,000 PKR loan to buy raw materials including threads in various colors, with some packs of beads and sequins. In this way, she would be able to increase her sales which will ultimately help in generating more cash. She hopes to have a good experience with this loan.
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.