Parveen is 41 years old and married. Her husband (also shown in the photo) has been running a business selling crockery for many years.
He offers various types of crockery, such as glasses, bowls, etc., on his bicycle to the people of community and in the local market. He makes a sufficient amount of income to contribute to the family income.
For the improvement of her husband’s business, Parveen contacted the Kashf Foundation and applied a loan of PKR 40,000.
In this way he will be able to purchase more varieties of crockery, such as cups, bowls, and glasses in various sizes and designs. It will increase his sales and profits alongside.
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.