Razia, age 45, is a married woman. She is the mother of two children; one of her sons is shown in the photo. He is a painter by profession. He has been providing painting services to the people of his community and makes a good amount of income to contribute to the family income.
For the improvement of her son’s business, Razia applied for a loan of Rs. 40,000. It will help him to purchase good-quality brushes of different sizes along with buckets of white paint.
She is hopeful that this loan will be a productive one for her son and will bring positive changes to their 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.