Investment with Impact

PKR 33B
MSME loan amount outstanding via
Karandaaz facilities*
PKR 57B
Additional revenue generated by
Karandaaz supported SMEs
PKR 1400M
Spent on digital financial services
~ 825K
MSMEs supported* *
PKR 513M
Capital injected in
66 women-led enterprises
~ 865K
Jobs supported* *

KARANDAAZ NEWS

Karandaaz Women Ventures Launched: An Initiative to Provide Financing for Businesswomen

Karandaaz Pakistan, with support from UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), has launched a new financing programme to improve access to finance for women businesses. This new initiative, titled “Women Ventures”, will start accepting applications from eligible women-led and owned

Karandaaz Subsidizing Design Thinking Services to Swell Financial Inclusion

Karandaaz has announced the launch of a new programme to subsidize design thinking services for Digital Financial Service (DFS) providers offering products and services through mobile and web-based platforms. Karandaaz aims to promote digital financial products and services that address the needs of the customers; create more valuable, appealing, and user-friendly solutions; and expand financial inclusion in the country. More often than not, digital financial products are complex when presented digitally and hence many customers are reluctant to use them.

SECP launches Digital Secured Transactions Registry with support from DFID Funded Karandaaz

Karandaaz Pakistan, with financial support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), is helping the Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) digitalise its key operations.

Karandaaz Provides Financing to Excel Labs to Initiate COVID-19 Testing

Karandaaz Pakistan is providing financing to Excel Labs to initiate COVID-19 testing. With this funding, Excel Labs is building its capacity to carry out an estimated 500 tests daily and more than 10,000 tests a month.

KARANDAAZ STORIES

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

Businesses in Pakistan and Their Access to Financial Services

Businesses, large or small, are an important part of any society and fulfil various needs and functions. On one hand, they provide livelihood and employment to owners and workers, and on the other hand, they produce and distribute essential goods without which populations may not thrive.

Determinants of and Detriments to Financial Inclusion in Pakistan

Access to financial services has been a subject of increasing policy debate in developing countries. Financial inclusion is important as it reduces poverty and inequality, allows poor people to smooth out their consumption and invest in their futures through education and health.

Financial Inclusion: Demand Side Surveys and Definitional Issues in Pakistan

Digital finance and financial inclusion offer several benefits not only to financial services users but also to digital finance providers, governments and the economy at large as well.

KARANDAAZ BLOG

Businesses in Pakistan and Their Access to Financial Services

Businesses, large or small, are an important part of any society and fulfil various needs and functions. On one hand, they provide livelihood and employment to owners and workers, and on the other hand, they produce and distribute essential goods without which populations may not thrive.

Determinants of and Detriments to Financial Inclusion in Pakistan

Access to financial services has been a subject of increasing policy debate in developing countries. Financial inclusion is important as it reduces poverty and inequality, allows poor people to smooth out their consumption and invest in their futures through education and health.

Financial Inclusion: Demand Side Surveys and Definitional Issues in Pakistan

Digital finance and financial inclusion offer several benefits not only to financial services users but also to digital finance providers, governments and the economy at large as well.

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