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At the age of 24, Ayesha is an energetic single woman.

She has been efficiently doing a business of candle making for many years; it’s been a passion for her. Immense experience in the art of candle making has lent her great versatility in making candles to meet her clients' needs.

This is her seventh year with Kashf Foundation and for the improvement of her business she requires loan of PKR 50,000 to buy additional material required for making candles such as wax, color dyes, fragrance and molds. It would help her to inflate her sales, which ultimately help in generating more cash.

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
  • 223
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,650,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.3
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Ayesha to buy an additional material required for making candles such as wax, color dyes, fragrance and molds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014