socioeco.org
Resource website of social and solidarity economy

Kashf Foundation: Towards the Economic Empowerment of Women

This document presents the foundation and gives a progress report of its financial activities between 2000 and 2002.

June 2002

To download : PDF (230 KiB)

Summary :

The Kashf foundation began its activities as an action research program in 1996 to demonstrate the credibility and economic ability of women originating from disadvantaged communities of the Lahore district.

The program began with 15 women who decided to use funds to create activities yielding small incomes. Today, these activities in particular concern the trade of textile, wheat, rice, other goods, and some goat farming.

The economic empowerment strategy is based on making microfinance services available and developing abilities through training programs.