FINCA Microfinance Coöperatief U.A.
FINCA Microfinance Coöperatief U.A. provides microfinance services to low income entrepreneurs. The company is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The company operates as a subsidiary of FINCA International, Inc.
Kashf Holdings (Pvt) Limited.
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. Working with private enterprises in more than 100 countries, they use their capital, expertise, and influence to help eliminate extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity.
Triodos Fair share Fund
Triodos Fair Share Fund (TFSF) aims to play a catalyzing role in the development of the microfinance sector into a fully-fledged, integral part of the financial sector in developing countries. The fund provides finance – both debt and equity – to financial institutions that demonstrate a sustainable approach toward providing financial services to under-served client groups. Triodos Fair Share Fund increasingly finances non-traditional microfinance institutions. Examples include leasing companies or specialist banks that focus on the lower income strata in the market and have sustainability as an objective.
Acumen Fund Pakistan
Acumen was incorporated on April 1, 2001, with seed capital from the Rockefeller Foundation, Cisco Systems Foundation and three individual philanthropists. Our desire was to transform the world of philanthropy by looking at all human beings not as distant strangers, but as members of a single, global community where everyone had the opportunity to build a life of dignity.
With 60% of Pakistan’s population living under less than a dollar a day, the external narrative of Pakistan is characterized by what the country lacks; a lack of security, a lack of women’s rights, a lack of access to education, and the list goes on. What this narrative ignores are the individuals who work tirelessly to plug those gaps. From human rights to education to food security, Acumen Pakistan Fellows are affecting change through organizations committed to tackling poverty. Their work is truly inspiring, promising a hopeful future for Pakistan.