Ashoka Fellow
Pakistan
Fellow Since 1996
Kashf Foundation
    This description of Roshaneh Zafar's work was prepared when Roshaneh Zafar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
    Introduction
    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.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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