Nazeeran is a 49-year-old, married woman, and the mother of five children. All of her children are school-going. She has been successfully running a business, selling milk. Her husband is a driver with a low salary income, so she initiated her own business to contribute to the family's income. She has become famous for providing good quality milk in her locality.
To cope with the increasing demand of her customers, she contacted Kashf Foundation and requested a loan of Rs. 30,000. She will use the loan to purchase another buffalo. This will help her to increase her sales, which will ultimately generate more income for her. She dreams of providing a better standard of living to her children.
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.