Pakistan’s largest digital bank, Mobilink Microfinance Bank (MMBL) and Care International in Pakistan, a leading global humanitarian organization, entered into a strategic collaboration earlier in the year through an MOU, which materialized into special training sessions for MMBL’s female borrowers to upskill them in business and financial management. Through WIN, MMBL centers its skill development initiatives around sustainability, offering borrowers free access to the Learning Management System which consists of video-based business fundamentals and financially literacy content in Urdu, seamlessly accessible through smartphones.
The sessions were organized in six major cities; Islamabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Hyderabad, and Multan, under MMBL’s flagship women empowerment program, Women Inspirational Network (WIN). Through the course of the training programs spread across the country, MMBL successfully trained 300 women borrowers.
The training initiative, executed in collaboration with Care International’s global IGNITE program, powered by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, aimed to uplift women from all spheres of life and provide equal opportunities for them, enabling them to contribute to national economic growth through financial empowerment.
MMBL maintains an open line of communication with trainees, after the conclusion of their sessions as well to lend any additional support in their skill development. These efforts are directly aligned with the State Bank of Pakistan’s Gender Mainstreaming Policy which envisions a truly financially inclusive future for Pakistan.