Baby Davi is a hard-working mother of four children who enjoys doing embroidery work. Her hand-made designs are very popular in her territory. Due to an increase in demand for her designs, she needs more funds for her business. Her husband supports her in the business. She is motivated to provide her family with the basic necessities of life including food, clothes and education. She has requested a loan of 45,000 PKR from Kashf foundation. In this way she can manage to buy more thread, needles, sequins and cloth which will help generate more income. She is on her seventh loan and is hopeful that she will have a good experience with this loan.
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.