Marium is a 48-year-old married woman. She has six children. Her husband (also shown in the photo) has been running a butcher shop for the past six years. He sells meat and chicken to many of his community members. He has become famous for providing healthy meat and chicken.
For the improvement of her husband’s business, Marium has applied for a loan of 40,000 PKR. With this loan amount he will be able to purchase more animals to meet market demands consistently.
Marium aspires to save money for their better future.
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.