Najma is a 31-year-old married woman. She is efficiently doing a business of milk sales with the support of her husband. She started her business from a very small level, but with her dedication and passion of supporting her family members she has gradually improved her business.
Now she has got three cows to milk. In order to cater more customers, she needs to purchase one more cow. She has requested a loan of Rs.25,000 that will help her to increase her sales.
She wishes to use part of her profits in providing good and quality education to her children. Her husband is very happy with the contribution of Najma to family income.
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.