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Ms. Nasreen, at the age of 48, enjoys doing hand embroidery. She started doing the work with her daughters. Her embroidery patterns are very popular in her area. Due to increased in demand for her embroidery designs, she is indulging other women with her business.

Nasreen has seven children. Her husband is not in good physical shape to support her family. She is motivated to provide her family with the basic necessities of life including food, clothes and education and provide for the marriage of her daughter. In order to meet the growing demand for embroidery, she needs to engage some more women so she requested a loan of Rs.35,000 from Kashf Foundation. In this way she can manage to buy more frames, needles and thread of different colors which will help in generating more income. She hopes to have a good experience with this new loan.

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
  • 318
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,524,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.5
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Nasreen to buy more frames, needles and thread of different colors.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014