Ayesha is a 34-year-old married woman doing business selling goats. She has been doing this business for the last two years.
Ayesha purchases small goats, and after raising them, sells them to the people of her community and in the local market. At present, she has two goats. Her business is good enough to give her a decent life. She has improved her business to meet day-to-day expenses.
Ayesha is happily running her business with the support of the Kashf Foundation. This is her 2nd year with the Kashf Foundation. In order to make huge profits, she requested a loan of PKR 25,000 to buy one more goat. She hopes to increase her income and dreams of providing a better standard of living to her family members.
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.