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Nasreen is a 40-year-old married woman who is the mother of two children. For the past six years, she has successfully run a general store. Nasreen's husband assists her by purchasing goods from the market as he has developed many contacts over the years. She is motivated to provide her family with good quality food, clothing, and health. Nasreen has previously repaid five loans and has a good repayment history.

Nasreen is requesting a 40,000 PKR loan to buy stocks of rice and flour, along with salts, biscuits, and beverages to meet the increasing demand at her store. She expects a boost in her earnings with her loan and dreams of expanding her business in the near future.

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
  • 343
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,490,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 97.7
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Nasreen to buy rice and flour, along with salts, biscuits, and beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2013
Feb 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014