Syeda Mahmooda had a difficult time after her husband's business failure. She decided to work with her husband to support her family for a better future.
Six years ago, she began stitching work in her house. She stitches for the people living around her house and she uses the income to support her entire family. However, due to lack of availability of funds, she is unable to meet the daily demands of her customers. She is the mother of three children; all are school-going.
Syeda Mahmooda requested a loan of PKR 20,000 to buy a stock of thread in different colors, along with packs of buttons and needles. With this loan, she would be able to meet the demands of her customers, without fail.
Syeda Mahmooda hopes to grow her business and she dreams of giving a good and quality education to her children, through all her hard work in her business.
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.