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ISLAMABAD: In line with its commitment to empower women through financial inclusion, Pakistan's leading microfinance institution, FINCA Microfinance Bank Limited Thursday launched the microfinance industry's first branch staffed entirely by women in the capital city.

The inauguration of the branch was celebrated by Minister for Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan Fawad Chaudhry, who was joined by the bank's global leadership team, including Andrée Simon, President and CEO of parent company FINCA Impact Finance (FIF).

"We are so proud of the responsible financial services FINCA provides in Pakistan," said Andrée Simon. "Since 2013, FINCA Pakistan has provided PKR 131 billion in loans, resulting in an estimated 3 million jobs. Today, we serve 1.5 million Pakistanis, the majority of whom are in rural areas. We employ more than 2,400 employees in 120+ cities across Pakistan.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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