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Noreen is the mother of three children who all go to school. Ten years ago her family was having a difficult time after her husband's business failed, so she decided to go to work. She began sewing from her house for people in her neighborhood and uses the income to support her entire family.

However, due to a lack of money she has found herself unable to meet the daily demands of her customers. She is applying for a 20,000 PKR loan from the Kashf Foundation to purchase more spools of thread, packs of buttons and zippers in different colors. This will help her to complete her customers’ orders without fail. She is working hard to provide a better standard of living for her children.

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
  • 329
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,524,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Noreen to buy more spools of thread, packs of buttons and zippers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014