FWBL to provide soft loans to women
KARACHI: Anis Haroon, minster for women development and human rights, government of Sindh, has said that a revolving fund is being created to provide soft loans to women through the First Women Bank Limited (FWBL), a statement issued on Wednesday said.
Addressing the certificate distribution ceremony for participants of FWBL’s capacity building and skill development training programme, she said that there can be no meaningful progress if women, who comprise half of the society, remain out of the mainstream and do not have access to opportunities, including those of quality education, healthcare, employment, protection from violence and participation in the decision-making processes, as well as ensuring their rights. Earlier in her address of welcome, Shafqat Sultana, president of FWBL, said that the bank will continue to offer capacity building and skill development trainings and other services as a mean of training and facilitating future women entrepreneurs and to provide opportunities to enhance women employment in various sectors.
Source: The News