Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company Limited (PMIC), the country’s foremost organization serving as a vital pillar to the National Financial Inclusion Strategy, recently celebrated International Women’s Day at its headquarters, honoring its aim to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. On this auspicious day, PMIC is honored to celebrate the International Women’s Day along with the organization’s talented women who are challenging conventional roles in society.
PMIC for long has been a proud supporter of women’s empowerment, with its 82% active borrowers out of the total loan portfolio, being women around Pakistan. Women’s empowerment has been on top of PMIC’s priority list since the beginning, as it elevates them financially, economically and socially. Today, we celebrate the International Women’s Day 2021 and look forward to shining the spotlight on several incredible women, single handedly improving their own, and the lives of those around them.
“PMIC has always been a proud supporter of gender equality, whether it’s in the workplace or not. The female segment of any society is capable of so much more than they are given the opportunity to and we focus on being advocates to aid gender equality at the sector as well as individual level in the country,” CEO, PMIC, Mr. Yasir Ashfaq commented while highlighting what his organization stands for. “This international day stands for more than just a tribute to women around the world, It celebrates their accomplishments throughout the world’s history and showcases for young boys and girls, what the ideal society should be like.”
Through PMIC’s network of more than 23 Microfinance Providers in more than 65 districts of Pakistan, more than 80% of the borrowers are women. PMIC also focuses development of women centric financial products and initiatives leading to financial inclusion, financial literacy, empowerment and sustainable livelihoods for women contributing towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 and the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS).