Nov 07, 2017

Designing Women Centric Rural Products
Thursday, November 9 at 10:30am CET
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Rural microfinance in Pakistan has been increasing in terms of numbers but the proportion of loans being given for women centric businesses are abysmally low. Kashf Foundation, which is a pioneer in women centric urban microfinance, has undertaken a detailed scoping of women led sectors in the rural economy along with MEDA to create a suite of products and services which can work for rural women in Pakistan. Zainab will present facets of women centric product development and preliminary outcomes and challenges from the pilot.

About Zainab Saeed
Ms. Zainab Saeed is the Head of Research and Development at Kashf Foundation. She has been working in the sphere of pro-poor economic development and sustainable livelihoods since 2008 and has extensive experience with understanding the needs of low-income women micro-entrepreneurs and translating lessons from the field into policy making and product development. Ms. Saeed has been involved in multiples facets of Kashf Foundation's work, ranging from research and product development, business management, human resource development, grant raising and business development. Ms. Saeed has also been an adjunct faculty member at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and a visiting faculty member the Lahore School of Economics. She has a post-graduate degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She also took part in the ACCION Strategic Leadership Training in Financial Exclusion at the Harvard Business School, and the Boulder Microfinance Training Course in Turin, Italy.

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