Ms Ejaz is 42 years old and married. She is the mother of three children. She has been successfully running a business of cattle raising for the past 25 years. Her husband is employed in a private sector but his income is not sufficient to meet the needs of the family members alone. Ejaz makes enough to contribute to the family's income. For the improvement of her business, she contacted Kashf Foundation and applied for a loan of Rs. 25,000. This will help her to purchase two more goats and feed for her cattle. She has been in association with Kashf for two years. She expects a boost in her net income and wishes to spend part of it on the expansion of her business.
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.