Asia is a 33 year old married woman. She is doing a business of milk sales with the support of her husband, who is also shown in the photo.
They sell milk to the people of their community and earn a good amount of income to lead a decent life. They have five children and want to provide them a beautiful life with good education, food and clothing.
For the improvement of the business, Asia requested for a loan of PKR 30,000 to purchase one more cow and feed for its calves. It’s her second year with Kashf Foundation; she is happily running her business through support of it. With the help of the loan, they will be able to increase their sales and profits alongside.
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.