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Rifat
Rifat is 40 years old, married and the mother of three children. She works hard to help pay for her children’s needs for food, health, clothing, and education.


With her husband, Rifat has been farming for many years. She grows different vegetables and fruits and sells them at the local market. She has gradually improved her income with the support of Kashf Foundation.


In order to buy different types of seeds, insecticides and pesticides Rifat has applied for a 45,000 PKR loan. These purchases will help her to grow more crops that will ultimately help in generating more cash.

Additional Information

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
  • 140
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,288,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 101.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $450 helped Rifat to buy seeds, insecticides and pesticides.
53% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 18, 2014
Listed
Aug 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible