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Ghulam Qasim
Mr. Ghulam Qasim is a very competent and hardworking person who is serving best for neglected community. He is accomplishing his own dream about a school. He has aimed to serve underprivileged families with very low income set up.

He opened a school in 2001 with 20 students, and two teachers were teaching in his school. He said that he has a dream to provide best education to his students. He is providing almost free education to youngster bright future. He is trying his best to fulfill his desire and facing many challenges.

Ghulam Qasim said: "I have no other source of funding and school has no profits yet. School and household expenses became terrible to manage. In March 2009, I changed school building due to high rate of rent, but it was not a good decision because new land lord also created problems for us. So finally I shifted my school to my house."

Ghulam Qasim discussed that he heard about Kashf Foundation loan provision for school development through a school owner. He contacted Kashf School Sarmaya team through this way, and requested to Kashf Foundation for PKR 100,000 for computer lab, school renovation and classroom items.

He said that he has planned to give computer skill from nursery to metric students, and a computer teacher will be hired. He discussed that computer education is very important for our children. He said: "I will continue my best services for deprived community."

He has a mission to provide quality education to the maximum number of children.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of Kashf Foundation's effort to provide financial and technical support to schools catering to low-income students in urban slums. With this credit, entrepreneurs running low-cost private schools can fund the operations of their schools, pay teachers, afford capital expenditures, and improve infrastructure. By funding this loan, you will help improve the quality of teaching methods, curricula and facilities, and increase enrollment and retention rates at schools in Pakistan's slums.

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.

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About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 271
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,499,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 105.0
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Ghulam Qasim to pay for computer lab, school renovations and classroom items expenses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 22, 2013
Listed
Sep 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2015