Leesa is a young, 24 year old fresh graduate. She is thankful for being able to get better educational opportunities. She always aspired to help others in her community to get high quality education. Therefore after completing her studies she started running a school established by her father (shown in the photo) for the underprivileged students.
Currently there are 96 students enrolled in the school. The aim of the school is to encourage self-discipline, self-esteem and self-confidence among the students. Leesa desires to have a well-resourced school to help her students get the best educational services.
She has requested an amount of PKR 200,000 for purchasing a photocopy machine, UPS, printer, scanner, furniture and classroom boards.
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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.