Investment with Impact

PKR 30B
PKR 30B spent on
MSMEs finance*
PKR 51B
PKR 51B additional
revenue for SMEs
PKR 1035M
PKR 1,035M spent for
digital financial inclusion
775K
Over 775,000
enterprises supported*
PKR 295M
PKR 295M spent on
66 women-led enterprises
816K
About 816K
jobs supported*

KARANDAAZ NEWS

U Microfinance Bank Wins Grant from Karandaaz for Financial Inclusion of Women

U Microfinance Bank Ltd. signed a grant agreement with Karandaaz Pakistan, with funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will help U Bank further its mission of financially including more women. U Bank won the grant through a competitive application process via Karandaaz’s Digital Experiments program.

Karandaaz providing Grants to Three Partners for Promotion of Financial Inclusion of Women

Islamabad: Karandaaz Pakistan has signed grant agreements with 2 FinTechs, Oraan Tech Pvt. Ltd. and Techlets Pvt. Ltd, with funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a separate one with NRSP Microfinance Bank with funding from UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

Microfinance and Enterprise Growth – Karandaaz Report Takes Stock of Microfinance Sector

The impact of microfinance has been a subject of much debate over recent years. While numerous studies have been conducted over the last decade, these have mainly focused on impact in terms of household income, personal assets, and socioeconomic indicators including economic status, children’s education, housing, women empowerment, and health expenditure and child immunization.

Pakistan Innovation Finance Forum

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

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.

Mapping Creditworthiness of Unbanked Population

Conventional banking has typically focused on the 5Cs of “Credit” – character (identity), collateral (security), capacity (to repay), capital (savings, investments, or other assets), and conditions (usage of loan) – while making lending decisions.

KARANDAAZ BLOG

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.

Mapping Creditworthiness of Unbanked Population

Conventional banking has typically focused on the 5Cs of “Credit” – character (identity), collateral (security), capacity (to repay), capital (savings, investments, or other assets), and conditions (usage of loan) – while making lending decisions.

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