ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited is one of the leading financial institutions in Pakistan, with a vision to accelerate socio-economic development, by promoting financial inclusion of the vast unbanked segment in Pakistan. Recently, Khushhali Microfinance Bank partnered with the ‘Sindh Graduates Association’ (SGA) to launch a skills-development program for women in Mirpurkhas Sindh, to create more livelihood opportunities for this impoverished segment.
The training program includes a complete ‘Tailoring-course’ for women as well as informative sessions on Financial Literacy, to impart knowledge and understanding of financial concepts along with banking products and services. The program aims to empower the women and enable them to earn sustainable livelihoods, raise their standards of living, and understand the value of saving money and investing in their family’s future. The participating women will be taught to realize their irrefutable role in the well-being of their household, in case their families are faced with poverty. If women are empowered, they can achieve a greater degree of self-reliance and economic prosperity within their families, while raising their children with a better quality of life.
The President of Khushhali Microfinance Bank – Mr. Ghalib Nishtar stated: Our Skill-based training programs are a progressive step towards empowering underprivileged women, inspiring them to be independent and generate sufficient incomes to support their families. Through these series of training programs, Khushhali Microfinance Bank is making direct contributions towards the achievement of United Nations – Sustainable Development Goals #4 and #8, as the number of women with technical and vocational skills is being substantially increased, encouraging and enabling them for employment, so they can qualify for decent livelihoods and engage in productive entrepreneurship.
Thinking beyond financial profitability, to enable humanitarian wellbeing and national progress is an essential part of Khushhali Microfinance Bank’s corporate philosophy. Since poverty is one of the greatest challenges faced by Pakistan today, the need of the hour is to invest in our people, elevate their standards of living and inspire our deprived female segment to rise and contribute effectively towards socio-economic prosperity. Women’s active participation is critical for the sustainable development of the nation.