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Nasreen is a 43-year-old married woman and a mother of three children. She and her husband are in the business of making costume jewelry and have been for many years. The business has great potential for growth, and Nasreen is actively helping her husband, as this business is the only source of income for them.

In order to meet orders on time and boost her sales, Nasreen is applying for a 40,000 PKR loan through Kashf to buy materials such as silver and gold plus artificial gems and pearls. She hopes to get an increase in her income and wishes to spend part of the profits on providing a good-quality education for her children.

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
  • 237
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    Pakistan Loans Fundraising
  • $17,707,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 102.2
    Pakistan Rupees (PKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Nasreen to buy materials such as silver and gold plus artificial gems and pearls.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014