About EINCA:

FINCA Impact Finance (FIF) delivers the tools needed for low-income entrepreneurs and small businesses to achieve financial health. For close to 40 years, our microfinance banks and institutions have delivered a double bottom line of social impact and financial sustainability globally.

FINCA Microfinance Bank Ltd (FINCA Pakistan) is a subsidiary of FIF network and the only  microfinance Bank in Pakistan hat has a global presence in 18 other countries. Women Outreach in Pakistan:

FINCA Pakistan has

○ A Diverse Workforce: highest female representation of 26% in the microfinance industry

o Innovative Branch: First all-female branch in Islamabad

○ Global Recognition for Diversity and Inclusion: Won GDEIB Award in ’21 & ’22

○ Gender-Inclusive Leave: Up to 5-month maternity leave

o Mobility Support: Discounted scooty vehicles for female employees

○ The Bank offers specialized products and solutions exclusively designed for women, featuring lower interest rates on loans and high-yield savings options tailored to their needs.

○ Over the last 10 years, FMBL has enabled ~100,000 females with loans to improve their standards of living

○ Almost 10,000 women have received financial literacy education till date. This demonstrates our commitment to equipping women with the knowledge and skills to make informed financial decisions.

Recent Initiatives to enhance financial inclusion of women:

○ Bill Melinda Gates & Karandaaz Pakistan have funded initiatives aimed at providing the highest profit returns to women, with the goal of boosting female account ownership.

○ In Collaboration with Circle Women, digital literacy is being imparted to 1,000 female customers, nationwide.

Recent CSR Initiatives:

FINCA Pakistan installed smart meters at several bank branches to reduce energy consumption and costs and fight climate change. This initiative was made possible by a partnership with SB Electronics Engineering and Control (Pvt) Ltd. (SBEEC) that was facilitated by GSMA’s Digital UtilitiesProgramme.

Smart Meter Installation

For Pinktober, every year the Bank collaborates with Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) to organize an awareness session for its female employees at the branches and back offices Continuing our efforts to become climate-positive, FINCA Pakistan made employees plant 2,500 trees on Independence Day through innovative seed-infused cards. Collaboration with Fatimid Foundation, blood donation drive conducted to help children suffering from Thalassemia, being treated at Fatimid Foundation FINCA International initiated an Emergency Response Fund in Pakistan to offer immediate aid to affected clients and staff. This effort resulted in the disbursement of an initial sum of around $100,000, followed by a second installment approximately $95,000