Haseena is 31 years old and is married. The man shown in the photo is Haseena’s husband who is a tailor by profession. He has expertise in stitching and is using his skills to provide financial support to his family. By now he has attained a good number of customers. For the improvement of her husband’s business, Haseena has applied for a loan of 45,000 PKR. Haseena's husband wants to purchase spools of threads along with packs of laces, ribbons, and zippers. It will help him to stitch up more dresses on time to generate a healthier source of income.
Haseena dreams of giving a good and quality education to her children for their prosperous future.
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.