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Ms. Rasheedan is a 45-year-old married woman. She has been successfully running a small general store in her community for the last three years. She offers various goods for daily use. Rasheedan opened a small grocery store in her home to contribute in the family income. Her husband is employed in a small factory and earns insufficient income to support his family alone.

Rasheedan is a mother of five children. She is motivated to provide for her family. Because she wants to grow her business, she requested a loan of Rs 30,000 to buy stocks of rice, pulses, sugar, flour, and other items from the market at lower rates. She then would be able to consistently meet the increasing demand. She is in her third loan cycle and has shown excellent repayment behavior. Rasheedan wishes to provide a better living for her children.

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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
  • 376
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,478,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 95.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Rasheedan to buy stocks of rice, pulses, sugar, flour, and other items from the market at lower rates.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013