KARACHI – Khushhali Microfinance Bank and Potohar Organisation for Development Advocacy (PODA) jointly celebrated World Women Entrepreneurship Day, said a statement here Saturday. The event, held at Nara Mughlan Chakwal, aimed at to bring potential micro entrepreneurs, skilled women workers and microfinance experts to discuss ways that can help women enterpenuers build and expand their business in Pakistan. Around 122 women from 14 villages participated in the event to discuss the way forward for women entrepreneurship in Pakistan. Regional Manager PODA Ms Naheeda Abbasi discussed various programs being hosted for women entrepreneurs by PODA. “At PODA we provide them with various training opportunities and connect them with different organisations that can help them provide opportunities to make their business profitable. PODA is not only providing women entrepreneurs livelihoods skills trainings but also giving them basic and functional literacy, civic and legal rights education so they are aware of their rights”, she said.
Khushhalibank beneficiaries Shagufta Mazhar and Rubina enlightened the audience with their experience.
As a major sponsor of the event, Khushhalibank strongly believes in eradicating poverty and giving access to banking services to people from all social classes in Pakistan. Khushhalibank’s core values include empowering low income households across the country through Microfinance.