Parveen is a married woman. She has two cows, one buffalo and six sheep. She has been working with Kashf for seven years and always used her loan in productive businesses.
She started this business by selling and purchasing goats and sheep. Gradually, she purchased cows and buffaloes too. Now she is running a successful business of milk production and cattle sales.
She has requested a loan of PKR 35,000 to buy calves. She has a very strong credit history and she always believes that hard work is the key factor of her success. She always advises others to use their loans in productive manners to do good for themselves and for their families.
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.