At the age of 26, Amna is an energetic married woman. She has been running a small business of animal sales and purchase. She has been doing this business for the past five years. She buys animals (baby goats and cows) at low prices, raises them, and then her husband sells them out in the market.
She manages her household expenses by operating a business. In order to expand her business she has requested a loan of Rs. 15,000 in order to buy one more goat. She is very experienced and has maintained good contacts in the market. With this loan, she will definitely expand her business and income level.
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.