BENEFITING: SKOLL COMMUNITY FUND
Established in 1996 in Pakistan by Roshaneh Zafar, the idea of Kashf was fuelled by the belief that the inequity of resources in Pakistan needed to be addressed through a sustainable socio-economic system. Inspired by the precedent and legacy of Professor Muhammad Yunus of the Grameen Bank, Kashf’ Foundation, literally translated as miracle, was launched to provide pro poor and pro women microfinance services.
Kashf Foundation provides a suite of services to low-income households, including access to credit, insurance, capacity building trainings, and advocacy for women's economic space. The idea is to empower women, men and their dependents with the means for entrepreneurship, sustainable growth opportunities as well as with the spirit of positive affirmation.
**The Skoll Community Fund will serve as an intermediary for Kashf Foundation for the duration of the Challenge.