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Bushra
Bushra is a 52-year-old married woman; she is a hardworking lady who is helping her family by providing tailoring services in her community. She has done this for many years. She knows the techniques of stitching very well. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns enough to lead a decent life. To help her to continue operating her business, she requested a loan of Rs. 40,000/- to buy a stock of threads in different colors, along with packs of buttons and laces. It will help her to complete the orders of her customers on time. She is on her 3rd loan cycle with good credit history. In addition to repaying the loan, she will use part of the revenues to deal with personal expenses.

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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

  • $3,004
    Average annual income
  • 297
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,746,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 106.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Bushra to buy a stock of threads in different colors, along with packs of buttons and laces.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 5, 2013
Listed
Oct 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014