Tasleem is a hardworking woman who works selling animals. She buys baby goats and calves at low prices, brings them up, and then sells them in the market a higher price. Tasleem makes enough money through her business to contribute to her family’s income. She also sells milk to generate extra income. Tasleem is very experienced and has good contacts in the market. She is in her eighth loan cycle and has a good credit history.
Tasleem is requesting a 45,000 PKR loan from the Kashf Foundation to purchase more animals. She will use her loan to expand and improve her business to provide for her household expenses.
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.