International Banking Day was celebrated by RDF in collaboration with International Trade Centre under #GRASP ‘Growth For Rural Advancement and Sustainable Progress’ project at Movenpick Hotel Karachi. The International Banking Day was observed in solidarity with financial inclusiveness of State Bank of Pakistan and First Women Bank Limited to make #womenentrepreneurs bankable .
Honorable Minister of Industries & Commerce Department , Government of Sindh-Mr. Jam Ikramullah Dharejo was the chief guest of the event. Mr. Dharejo appreciated efforts of GRASP team & ensured his support for the project.
Ms. Faiqa Naseem-Deputy Director Agricultural Credit & Microfinance Department, State Bank of Pakistan, Ms. Samina Geti- VP & Head SME, First Women Bank Limited, Ms. Shabnam Balouch -Provincial lead, GRASP Sindh, Mr. Ashfaque Soomro-Executive Director – RDF, Dr-Sahar Gul Gender Advisor GRASP Sindh , Mr. Kapil Kumar from Sindh Enterprise Development, Government of Sindh spoke at an event.
Three potential women entrepreneurs (beneficiaries of GRASP project), shared their experience with GRASP and their success stories, that how they are selling their livestock and horticulture value-added products online.