Kishwar is 26 years old. She is an energetic working woman with five years' experience and the skill of stitching both ladies and gents clothing.
After her marriage, she felt she should help her husband in covering day to day expenditures. She owns her stitching machine, and she wants to invest in buying cloth of different colors for making stitched suits and catering to a large demand from her customers.
She hopes to have a good experience with the new 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.