Economic Empowerment


Women in Water – a book on fisher women of Badin published

Fiza Qureshi’s book ‘Women in Water’ has been published recently. It focuses on the alternative livelihood options for fisherwomen living in district Badin. It is the result of a study conducted with financial support from Oxfam in Pakistan. In 2015, Oxfam Novib with its IP Indus Consortium implemented a short term (six month) project under the title “ Women Entrepreneurship through Private Sector Engagement” (WEPSE) with 25 fisher women in two union councils i.e., Ahmed Rajo and Bughra Memon of district Badin, Sindh. The purpose of the pilot project was to enhance the livelihood of fishing community by reviving the […]


PMIC, CEIP and GharPar join hands for the economic empowerment of 1,500 individuals

Lahore, November 28 2019: Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC), GharPar Tech Pvt Limited and CSC Empowerment and Inclusion Programme (CEIP) signed an MOU aimed at skill development of aspiring women entrepreneurs with the aim to foster women empowerment and enhance financial inclusion. The signing ceremony was attended by Yasir Ashfaq – CEO PMIC, Shameelah Ismail CEO GharPar and Shaista Jan CEO CEIP. In Punjab alone the labour force participation stands at a mere 36.3%. This partnership between PMIC, CEIP and GharPar aims to create an enabling environment for women to have access to capital which will help them become micro […]


CEIP receives 2nd largest community mobilizer award from State Bank of Pakistan

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP-BSC), Lahore awarded CSC Empowerment and Inclusion Program (CEIP) the ‘2nd largest Community Mobilizer Award’ for the period 2018-19. Ms Saira Basharat (Human Resource Executive, CSC-CEIP) received the award from (Managing Director SBP, BSC Lahore: Muhammad Ashraf Khan) at a ceremony held in SBP Lahore Branch on (5/09/2019). CEIP facilitated SBP in conducting Financial Literacy Trainings in the districts of  Lahore, Okara and Kasur by providing them with a large number of clients under this initiative. CEIP has successfully completed two years of NFLP trainings with 100% account openings of clients in this year’. CEIP conducted […]