Zahida is a 32-year-old, married woman and a mother of five children.
For about eight years, she has been involved in the business of milk sales. By now, she has become famous in her community for selling good quality milk. She has a good client list and is able to manage her household expenses.
To increase her sales, Zahida needs to purchase another cow. For this reason, she requested a loan of PKR 30,000 from Kashf Foundation. She expects a boost her in her earnings through her greater sales.
Zahida dreams for her children's bright future and desires to build her own house.
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.