Nasreen is 41 years old and married, with three children.
Her husband’s income is not sufficient to meet the daily expenditures of the family, so she started her business of sewing clothes to contribute to her family’s income. She has gradually improved her business with the support of Kashf foundation.
Currently she is in her fifth loan cycle, and she has requested a loan of PR 25,000 to purchase spools of thread, along with packs of buttons, laces and ribbons in various colors.
In this way she will be able to meet the demands of her customers without fail.
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.