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Bushra
Bushra is a 33-year-old married woman. She has been in a business selling cloths for many years. She buys cloths of different fabrics in various colors and designs from the market at wholesale rates, and then sells them to the people of her community. She has a varied customer base and is able to earn enough through her business. She is requesting a 50,000 PKR loan from the Kashf Foundation to buy a wide variety of cloths in different colors and designs, to attract more customers and expand her inventory. Bushra expects a boost in her earnings with her loan, and she plans to spend part of her profits on the betterment of her family members.

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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.

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About Pakistan

  • $3,004
    Average annual income
  • 165
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,425,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 105.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Bushra to buy a wide variety of cloths in different colors and designs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 18, 2014
Listed
Mar 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2015