Fellow Since 1996
This profile was prepared when Roshaneh Zafar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
Roshaneh Zafar is pioneering the development of a women-centered and women-managed initiative that combines a micro-level lending and savings operation with related training and support activities at the community level. The formula is currently being tested and refined in two Pakistani villages and is expected to serve as a model for similar undertakings in other parts of the country.
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