Haseena is a 43-year-old married woman. She is the mother of 3 children. She is a very hard working woman.
She started her business of animal sales 5 years ago to help bear her household expenditures. By this time she has attained a good number of customers. At present she has 8 goats. She has gradually improved her business with the support of Kashf Foundation.
Currently she is in her 5th loan cycle and applied for a loan of 40,000 PKR. This will help her to purchase more baby goats. She is very experienced and has good contacts in the market. With this loan, she will definitely expand her business and income level.
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.