Investment with Impact

PKR 70.1B
MSME financing leveraged via
Karandaaz supported facilities*
PKR 100.2B
Additional revenue generated by
Karandaaz supported SMEs
PKR 5.5B
Spent on digital financial services
Over 850.6K
MSMEs supported* *
PKR 764M
Capital provided to
105 women-led enterprises* * **
Over 1,022K
Jobs supported* *
*Includes Karandaaz share in both debt and equity instruments 
* * Includes 847K micro-enterprises and 946K 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

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 and Bank Alfalah Join Hands to Scale Up Female Agent Network and Enhance Financial Inclusion

Karachi, 20th November - Bank Alfalah, one of the largest commercial banks in Pakistan signed an agreement with Karandaaz on Thursday, 16th November 2023 to expand the female agent network in Pakistan. This partnership was signed in the presence of Salim Raza, Chairperson Karandaaz, Atif Bajwa, President and CEO Bank Alfalah, Waqas ul Hasan, CEO Karandaaz, Muhammad Yahya Khan, Group Head Digital Banking Group and other senior members of Bank Alfalah and Karandaaz.

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

Role of Technology in Promoting Healthcare Delivery in Pakistan

The pursuit of enhanced well-being and equitable healthcare is a crucial goal for all nations. Access to high-quality healthcare is not only critical to wellbeing and human development but also contributes to to poverty alleviation, boosts productivity in the workforce, and enhances learning capabilities.

Diversifying Pakistan’s Energy Mix – Bioenergy for Industry

More than 40 million people remain without access to electricity in Pakistan, while businesses experience productivity losses due to power shortages. Consequently, the energy shortages have contributed to sluggish GDP growth and distress for the everyday household consumer in Pakistan.

Diversifying Pakistan’s Energy Mix – Solarization at the Household Level

According to the World Resources Institute, the Energy Sector contributes over 75% to Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) worldwide. Solar energy is one of the most promising sources of renewable energy in the world. It is clean, abundant, and affordable. Solar power initiatives are making significant strides globally, as well as locally in Pakistan.

KARANDAAZ BLOG

Role of Technology in Promoting Healthcare Delivery in Pakistan

The pursuit of enhanced well-being and equitable healthcare is a crucial goal for all nations. Access to high-quality healthcare is not only critical to wellbeing and human development but also contributes to to poverty alleviation, boosts productivity in the workforce, and enhances learning capabilities.

Diversifying Pakistan’s Energy Mix – Bioenergy for Industry

More than 40 million people remain without access to electricity in Pakistan, while businesses experience productivity losses due to power shortages. Consequently, the energy shortages have contributed to sluggish GDP growth and distress for the everyday household consumer in Pakistan.

Diversifying Pakistan’s Energy Mix – Solarization at the Household Level

According to the World Resources Institute, the Energy Sector contributes over 75% to Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) worldwide. Solar energy is one of the most promising sources of renewable energy in the world. It is clean, abundant, and affordable. Solar power initiatives are making significant strides globally, as well as locally in Pakistan.

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