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Awards & Achievements

Savvy & Successful Women of Pakistan 2014

Savvy & Successful Women of Pakistan 2014

Savvy & Successful Awards were launched by Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) in 2013, as an annual event to celebrate Pakistani women achievers who have broken barriers to achieve success in their chosen field by overcoming impossible challenges to achieve remarkable success not only in terms of personal achievement, but more importantly, success in terms of positively impacting the larger society by promoting Pakistan internationally. It also seeks to celebrate CCBPL Values of Accountability, Passion, Integrity and Teamwork.

Fatima Jinnah Award 2014

Fatima Jinnah Award 2014

MD received the Fatima Jinnah Award by the Government of Punjab for her social entrepreneurship 2014: Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah Awards are awarded to outstanding women for excellence in vocational and professional fields.

KFC Honors Kashf with Community Service Award

Community Service Award In a ceremony held at Crystal Hall, Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore on Saturday, 5th October 2013, Kashf Foundation was honored with the Community Service Award by KFC for its work in the field of providing microfinance services to low-income households, esepcially women. The Community Service Award by KFC lauds and recognizes institutions and individuals that have shown extraordinary dedication and contribution in the field of community development.

The Smart Campaign Award for Consumer Protection and Responsible Finance in 2012

Smart Campaign The Smart Campaign is a global effort to unite microfinance leaders around a common goal: to keep clients as the driving force of the industry. For more information visit www.smartcampaign.org

Women of Inspiration Award by National Hero Foundation 2012

Inspiration National Hero Foundation aims to enlighten and inspire people of all ages about the exemplary works and services of Pakistan’s national heroes and to acknowledge their heroic deeds by presenting them National Hero Award and National Medal of Honor so that our youth and future generations could recognize them an follow their footprints. For more information visit http://wonderwomenpakistan.com

MD has been placed on the PAK POWER 100 Prominent Pakistanis 2012

md The Pakistan Power 100 honours only the very highest levels of achievement from within the international Pakistani community and positively promote the outstanding contribution made by Pakistani men & women on a local, national and international level. It is an initiative of the British Pakistan Trust. For more information visit http://www.pakistanpower100.com

The Global Leadership Award for Economic Empowerment by Vital Voices 2010

global-leadership Vital Voices Global Partnership is the preeminent non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create a better world for us all. For more information visit http://www.vitalvoices.org

The One Woman Initiative (OWI) by USAID Award 2009

the-one-woman The One Woman Initiative is an international women’s empowerment fund launched May 12, 2008, with the Secretary of State, many from the diplomatic corps and NGO community at the U.S. State Department. To find out more please visit http://www.onewomaninitiative.org/

Kashf Foundation ranked 34th in its top 50 MFIs of the World by Forbes in 2008

kashf-foundation-img Forbes is an American business magazine owned by Forbes, Inc. Published biweekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, and law. Its headquarters are in New York City. For more information visit www.forbes.com

The Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Skoll Foundation USA in 2007


Skoll Foundation is one of the leading foundations in the field of social entrepreneurship. Over the past 13 years, it has awarded more than $358 million, including investments in 97 remarkable social entrepreneurs and 80 organizations on five continents around the world who are creating a brighter future for underserved communities. In addition to Skoll’s grant-making, we fund a $20 million+ portfolio of program-related and mission-aligned investments. To find out more visit www.skoll.org

CGAP Financial Transparency Merit Award 2005 & 2006

CGAP is an independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world's poor. It is supported by over 30 development agencies and private foundations who share a common mission to alleviate poverty. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP provides market intelligence, promotes standards, develops innovative solutions and offers advisory services to governments, financial service providers, donors, and investors. To find out more visit http://www.cgap.org

Officer Nausheen Kanwal earns the Citibank PPAF Best BDO Award (urban category) 2006

The Citi-PPAF Micro-entrepreneurship Awards Program recognizes and rewards leadership, entrepreneurial skills and best practices of individual microentrepreneurs across Pakistan. It is a joint collaboration between Citi Bank Pakistan and Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund. For more information visit www.ppaf.org and www.citi.com

Robina Ishfaque earns the Citibank PPAF Entrepreneur's Runners-up Award 2006

The Citi-PPAF Micro-entrepreneurship Awards Program recognizes and rewards leadership, entrepreneurial skills and best practices of individual microentrepreneurs across Pakistan. It is a joint collaboration between Citi Bank Pakistan and Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund. For more information visit www.ppaf.org and www.citi.com

Certified by the Pakistan Center for Philanthropy 2005

PCP is an independent nonprofit support organisation registered under the Companies Ordinance, 1984 with a vision “to link the three sectors of society i.e government, business and civil society organizations in a synergistic partnership for development” and mission “to promote the volume and effectiveness of philanthropy for social development in Pakistan”. PCP is the first Government authorised Certification Agency in Pakistan. For more information www.pcp.org

The AGFUND International Prize for Microcredit 2005

AGFUND AGFUND Prize identifies successful development projects, rewards them and disseminates their innovative ideas to best contribute to the improvement of development work. For more information visit www.agfund.org

5 Diamond Statuses (with regards to financial transparency) by MIXMARKET 2005

MIX is the premier source for objective, qualified and relevant microfinance performance data and analysis. Committed to strengthening financial inclusion and the microfinance sector by promoting transparency, MIX provides performance information on microfinance institutions (MFIs), funders, networks and service providers dedicated to serving the financial sector needs for low-income clients. On MIX Market MIX provides instant access to financial and social performance information covering approximately 2,000 MFIs around the world. For more information visit www.mixmarket.org

MD Roshaneh Zafar receives Tamgha-i-Imtiaz from the President of Pakistan 2005


Tamgha-i-Imtiaz which literally translates into Medal of Excellence, is a state organized honour by the State of Pakistan. It is one of the highest decorations given to any civilian in Pakistan based on their achievements.

Social Entrepreneur Award by Schwab Foundation 2003

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides unparalleled platforms at the regional and global level to highlight and advance leading models of sustainable social innovation. It identifies a select community of social entrepreneurs and engages it in shaping global, regional and industry agendas that improve the state of the world in close collaboration with the other stakeholders of the World Economic Forum. For more information visit www.schwabfound.org

The Microfinance Excellence Award by the Grameen Foundation-USA 2002

Grameen Foundation was founded in 1997 by friends of Grameen Bank to help microfinance practitioners spread the Grameen philosophy worldwide. Professor Muhammad Yunus is a founding director, and a current director emeritus. The Grameen Foundation is headquartered in Washington DC, USA. For more information visit www.grameenfoundation.org

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