A loan of $225 helped to buy raw materials for shoe-making such as leather, plastic leather, and soles in large quantities.


Shahjahan's story

Ms. Shahjahan is a 51-year-old married woman. She has had a shoe-making business for the past five years. During one year, she had low capital because of many problems receiving payments on time and was unable to expand her business activities. She was afraid of taking an informal loan from relatives, so she contacted the Kashf Foundation upon the suggestion of her neighbor and gradually improved her business.

Ms. Shahjahan is an energetic person and eager to support her family by meeting her children's basic necessities, including food, health care, and education. She is also responsible for improving their standard of living. Her children help her with her business. In order to cope with the increasing demand, Ms. Shahjahan requested a loan of 20,000 Pakistani rupees (PKR) to buy raw materials such as leather, plastic leather, and soles in large quantities. This will enable her to handle the growing demand for her shoes in the market and hence to better support her family. She says that micro-finance services enabled her to improve her family's standard of living and send her kids to school.



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