Women’s Day 2020
In line with this year’s theme – Each for Equal, PMIC held Women’s Day event to celebrate and recognize the entrepreneurial spirit and accomplishments of women in the country. Women beneficiaries from PMIC funded Microfinance Institutions – were invited to share their perspective with the PMIC Board and team. The beneficiaries were resilient examples who have used their microfinance loans to challenge stereotypes and have adopted non-conventional roles such as joining a ride hailing service as a driver, operating a pick and drop transport service and setting up a vocational training center. These diverse and accomplished women shared their life journey, role of microfinance in helping them overcome challenges, lessons learnt and their future plans. Through their commitment and resolve, they have inspired many more women to become drivers, trainers, beauticians and businesswomen among others. Moreover, these women have been able to educate their children, an encouraging example was that one of the beneficiary’s daughter has recently completed her studies to become a dentist.
During the event Chairman Board of Directors PMIC Mr. Naved A. Khan, CEO PPAF Qazi Azmat Isa, board members Mr. Navid Goraya, Dr Tariq Hassan and CEO PMIC Yasir Ashfaq reiterated PMIC’s commitment to enhance access to finance for women and improve their socioeconomic standing in the society. They praised the commitment of these women to embrace non-conventional roles and emphasized on the resolve to pursue initiatives that lead to financial empowerment of women.