Shahnaz is a middle-aged woman who has been running a school for 14 years. There are 251 students enrolled in the school, and 67% of them are female.
The aim of the school is assist each child in attaining their full potential in relation to their ability and age. Moreover, acceptable standards of behavior are promoted in the school.
Presently there is a lack of classrooms in the school. For the construction of additional classrooms, a loan in the amount of Rs. 80,000 is requested by Shahnaz.
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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.