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Mukhtiarn is a 45-year-old married mother of six who needs to meet the basic needs of her children. A tailor for many years, her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community; the business is sufficiently profitable to ensure a decent life as she receives many orders on a daily basis. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income for the family's everyday expenses.

Mukhtiarn has requested a loan of Rs. 35000/- to purchase more reels of threads and packs of buttons, ribbons and laces in various colors. These purchases will enable her to complete the orders of her customers on time. Mukhtiarn hopes to grow her business, and dreams of giving a good quality education to her children through all of her hard work.

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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
  • 384
    View loans »
    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $16,478,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 98.6
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mukhtiarn to purchase more reels of threads and packs of buttons, ribbons and laces in various colors.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
Jun 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014