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Parveen is a 51-year-old married woman. She has been successfully running a small general store in her community for the last four years. She offers various goods for daily use. She has good communication skills and counts on a good client list. Her husband also assists her by purchasing grocery stock from the wholesale market. Parveen is a mother of four children and is motivated to provide for her family. As she wants to grow her business, she requested a loan of 30,000 PKR to buy grocery items such as grains, pulses with packs of oil and rice. She then would be able to meet the increasing demand consistently. She is on her third loan and has shown an excellent repayment history. She wishes to utilize part of the revenues to deal with personal expenses and to increase business capital.

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
  • 235
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,650,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.1
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Parveen to buy grocery items such as grains, pulses with packs of oil and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014