A loan of $325 helped to expand and improve her manufacturing business by purchasing high-quality raw materials (e.g., wool, nylon, and polyester).


Rafiqa's story

Ms Rafiqa is a 56-year-old widow. She is the mother of one daughter and two sons. She works hard to satisfy their wants and demands, including food, clothing, and medical and marriage expenses.



For the past seven years, she has been in the manufacturing business. Specifically, she makes various handmade rugs and mats. She explains that she is known in her area as someone who provides high-quality products, which she happily does for the sake of her family. She also sews as a part-time job to generate additional income. In this way, she is able to pay for her family's living expenses.



This is her sixth year with Kashf Foundation, and she is satisfied with the foundation's support. She is applying for a loan in the amount of 30,000 PKR to buy high-quality wool, nylon, and polyester. With the loan proceeds, she expects to be able to generate an increase in sales and to, therefore, better support her family.



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