Investment with Impact

PKR 72.4B
MSME financing leveraged via
Karandaaz supported facilities*
PKR 106.6B
Additional revenue generated by
Karandaaz supported SMEs
PKR 6B
Spent on digital financial services
Over 850K
MSMEs supported* *
PKR 764M
Capital provided to
105 women-led enterprises* * **
Over 1,108K
Jobs supported* *
*Includes Karandaaz share in both debt and equity instruments 
* * Includes 850K micro-enterprises and 1,108K jobs supported through Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC)
* * * Includes growth capital, COVID support, business development and capacity building support provided through technical assistance.

KARANDAAZ NEWS

Karandaaz unveils GreenFin Innovations, offering concessional finance for enabling green economy & combatting climate change

ISLAMABAD: Karandaaz Pakistan, a development finance platform at the forefront of promoting financial inclusion and driving digital transformation across the country, announced the launch of GreenFin Innovations (GFI), a groundbreaking initiative dedicated to scaling innovative and sustainable solutions aimed at promoting a green economy and addressing the critical challenges of climate change in Pakistan.

Ministry of Finance and Karandaaz Pakistan launch Pakistan’s first specialised Credit Guarantee Company for SMEs

ISLAMABAD, January 12, 2024: National Credit Guarantee Company Limited (NCGCL) will be the first- ever specialised market-based SME credit guarantee facility for enhancing SMEs’ access to finance in Pakistan, said Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, the caretaker minister for Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs, on the launch of Pakistan’s first specialised credit guarantee company for SMEs in collaboration with Karandaz.

Karandaaz launches WeHub, Empowers Women Entrepreneurs across Pakistan through Innovative Training Programmes

ISLAMABAD: Karandaaz successfully conducted specialised training sessions, in collaboration with DEMO, to train 145 women entrepreneurs in various cities across Pakistan, including Hunza, Gilgit, Peshawar, Hyderabad and Multan.

Karandaaz hosts First Roundtable on Open Banking with Eco-system Experts

KARACHI: Karandaaz Pakistan, a development finance firm at the forefront of promoting financial inclusion and driving digital transformation in Pakistan, held the first roundtable session to deliberate on Open Banking with industry stakeholders including senior representatives from regulators, banks, fintechs and technology platforms among others. Karandaaz Pakistan recently issued a white paper that explores the advantages of open banking and deliberates on its prospects in Pakistan.

KARANDAAZ STORIES

Webinar: Climate-Smart, Low-Income Housing in Pakistan

Webinar: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency – Opportunities and Challenges in Pakistan

Make RAAST a part of your celebrations!

Wahdat Farms – Karandaaz Capital

Raast- Pakistan’s Instant Payment System

Webinar: NBFCs in Pakistan – Regulatory Landscape and Bottlenecks

Karandaaz Pakistan partners with EBR Energy Pakistan

Women Ventures – Nisha Beauty Salon

WV – Bear Necessities

Women Ventures – Resilient Women Leaders

RAAST TVC Ad

HackaDesign: Ideate, Prototype, Pitch

Innovation Challenge Fund 2021

SME Finance Forum Dialogue II – Views from the Middle East

Women Ventures – Rafia Zahid, CEO of Tippitoes

Webinar: Cloud-based Innovation

Impact of COVID on Pakistan’s SMEs

Karandaaz Fintech Talks – Haball Pakistan

Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, talks about Raast

Karandaaz Pakistan Intro Video

Ali Sarfraz, CEO Karandaaz explains SEED Programme

Karandaaz WEC2018 Investee: M-Tex

Karandaaz WEC2018 Investee: Webworks

WEC2018 Participant – New Age Flour Mill

Financing Growth in the Auto sector

Zafar Hussain, District Sargodha

KARANDAAZ BLOG

Resolving Plastic Waste Crisis in Pakistan

Pakistan generates over 3.3 million tons of plastic waste annually, most of which ends up in landfills, dumped illegally, or litter the countryside and waterways. This problem is expected to worsen significantly, reaching a staggering 12 million tons annually by 2040 if left unchecked.

Policy Rate vs. Corporate Credit in Pakistan: A Look at the Numbers

The policy rate of the Central Bank of Pakistan is the interest rate at which the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) lends money to commercial banks. The policy rate is one of the main tools of monetary policy, which aims to control inflation, promote economic growth and maintain financial stability.

Why Pakistan continues to lag in the competition for GCF funding

Pakistan is among those groups of countries that are most vulnerable to climate change. The ND-GAIN Country Index, an index that summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change, ranks Pakistan at 150th among 181 countries in 2021.

KARANDAAZ BLOG

Resolving Plastic Waste Crisis in Pakistan

Pakistan generates over 3.3 million tons of plastic waste annually, most of which ends up in landfills, dumped illegally, or litter the countryside and waterways. This problem is expected to worsen significantly, reaching a staggering 12 million tons annually by 2040 if left unchecked.

Policy Rate vs. Corporate Credit in Pakistan: A Look at the Numbers

The policy rate of the Central Bank of Pakistan is the interest rate at which the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) lends money to commercial banks. The policy rate is one of the main tools of monetary policy, which aims to control inflation, promote economic growth and maintain financial stability.

Why Pakistan continues to lag in the competition for GCF funding

Pakistan is among those groups of countries that are most vulnerable to climate change. The ND-GAIN Country Index, an index that summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change, ranks Pakistan at 150th among 181 countries in 2021.

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