About Kashf Foundation
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.
Kashf believes in creating an enabling environment for women micro-entrepreneurs and is committed to creating products and services driven by client needs and demands which leverage on lessons from successful models from across the world. Kashf’s main spheres of intervention include (1) Financial Services, (2) Insurance and Safety Nets, (3) Capacity Building Trainings, and (4) Social Advocacy Interventions.
Run by a senior and competent Management Team under the guidance of a diverse and capable Board of Directors Kashf ensures transparency, equity, and gender mainstreaming not just through its programmatic interventions but across the institution also. With a 50% gender ratio at all staff tiers Kashf demonstrates best practice in gender diversity and leadership development.