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Ameeran is a 36-year-old married woman and mother of eight children. She has been running a business of selling milk for the past seven years. She has two buffaloes, which she uses for selling milk to the people of her locality. She also sells butter and cheese to generate an extra amount of profit. Ameeran has become famous for providing good-quality milk, and makes enough to contribute to her family's income. She has gradually improved her business with the support of Kashf Foundation.

Currently, she is in her sixth loan cycle, and applied for a loan of PKR 45,000. This will allow her to purchase one more buffalo. Ameeran is hopeful that this loan will bring positive changes to her business.

Additional Information

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.

About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 448
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,084,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 109.0
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Ameeran to purchase one more buffalo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2013
Dec 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014