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Mehnaz is 27 years old, has a Master’s degree and is passionate about spreading literacy. That is why she has spent many years teaching at a school in her community. A year ago she started her own secondary school where she attempts to provide quality education to children who live nearby. She wants her school to change for the better and for the community to see this change. When she started running the school it had only 45 students, but now the number has increased to over 150. She uses the income from the school to help manage her household expenses. However, making investments in school infrastructure has left her with limited capital resources for making further improvements to the school. She wishes to buy whiteboards and other classroom supplies. For this reason, she has applied for a loan for 100,000 PKR to Kashf Foundation. This will allow her to continue fulfilling her dream of providing children with education and contributing more money to her household income.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of Kashf Foundation's effort to provide financial and technical support to schools catering to low-income students in urban slums. With this credit, entrepreneurs running low-cost private schools can fund the operations of their schools, pay teachers, afford capital expenditures, and improve infrastructure. By funding this loan, you will help improve the quality of teaching methods, curricula and facilities, and increase enrollment and retention rates at schools in Pakistan's slums.

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.

About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 371
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $15,689,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.7
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,025 helped Mehnaz to buy whiteboards and other classroom supplies.
83% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: