Kashf Foundation

Financial Services for All in a Poverty Free and Gender Equitable Society

Kashf is registered as a Non Banking Micro Finance Company which is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. Kashf was set up in 1996 as the first specialized microfinance institution of Pakistan and began operations as a Grameen replicator. Since then Kashf has successfully carved out a distinct and unique niche for itself in the microfinance sector at home and abroad by offering a suite of innovative and transformative products and services to low-income households especially women. Kashf offers appraisal backed individual lending to its clients along with other non-financial services to have a transformative impact at the household level.

House Full Batti Gul

Kashf Foundation’s latest production, House Full Batti Gul, made in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada is a delightful emotionally, poignant mini-web series. Across five episodes, it offers a lighthearted yet, thought-provoking perspective on the profound impact of Pakistan’s burgeoning population on our resources and health by interweaving relatable and compelling stories of everyday individuals.

Through the lives of Qurrat, Seema, and Bano, residents of a closely-knit muhalla in Karachi, viewers are immersed in a narrative that elicits empathy and connection. These resilient characters face a gamut of personal struggles, from heart-wrenching infertility challenges to the weight of societal expectations tied to male childbirth, superstitions, and the heart-rending issue of child abandonment. All of this unfolds against the backdrop of an overarching economic and energy crisis, adding another layer of complexity to their stories. Yet, despite the adversities they confront, they unwaveringly hold on to their hopes and dreams.

Kuch Ankhai

Continuing the legacy of making path-breaking dramas such as Udaari, Rehai, Akhri Station and Dil Na Umeed Tou Nahin,Kuch Ankahi is the latest production by Kashf Foundation in partnership with Global Affairs Canada. Kuch Ankahi is a modern and light-hearted reinterpretation of Jane Austin’s novel Pride and Prejudice. Through its engaging storyline, the drama tackles important societal issues prevalent in Pakistani society, such as women’s legal and religious rights to property, workplace harassment, societal pressure for early marriages, and body shaming. All of these themes are skillfully woven into the narrative by the writer Mohammad Ahmed, adding depth to the storytelling while maintaining a humorous and witty tone.

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