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Zareena is a 29-year-old married woman who lives in the town of Raiwind. She works hard to provide for her family.

She has been doing the work of stitching for many years and is a well known tailor in her community. She stitches clothes for ladies, gents and children. The number of her customers is increasing day by day.

She has requested a loan of PKR 15,000 to buy reels of threads and packs of buttons in different colors to complete the orders on time. She is hopeful to earn more by fulfilling the demands of her customers consistently.

According to Zareena, she is very satisfied with the support of Kashf foundation. She shared that she always advises others to use their loans in a productive manner that ultimately generates more cash to support their families well.

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.

About Pakistan

  • $4,700
    Average annual income
  • 270
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,714,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 95.6
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Zareena to buy reels of threads and packs of buttons in different colors to complete the orders on time.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013