KARACHI: Universal Network Systems Limited (UNSL -BlueEX) and Akhuwat Islamic Microfinance (AIM) have joined hands to provide interest-free microfinance loans to women in support of the Women Economic Empowerments Initiative.
Under this initiative, both companies shall provide microfinancing to deserving women in order to allow them to purchase Motor Cycles and gain employment with BlueEX as courier riders to earn a respectable and sustainable livelihood.
Chief Executive Officer of UNSL (BlueEx), Mr Imran Baxamoosa said, “BlueEX & AIM share a common goal of promoting the economic development of the people of Pakistan. Women have less access to microfinance credit, modern technology, and far fewer opportunities in the skilled workforce.”
“Therefore, to help increase gender diversity in the workplace and to promote women empowerment, BlueEX’s focus is to become an equal opportunity employer for women as well as an employer of choice. This microcredit business model not only expands access to employment opportunities but is also Shariah Compliant and has zero markup on the facility,” he added.
CEO of Akhuwat Islamic Microfinance (AIM), Dr Kamran Shams said, “AIM has created a model of microfinance along with BlueEX that will distribute small loans to deserving candidates for employment of BlueEx thus enabling them to generate a decent income and manage their economic wellbeing. This joint effort of BlueEx and AIM would address poverty as well as promote entrepreneurship, and social and economic development in marginalized communities”.
Winner of the “Brands of the Year” award for 2 consecutive years through 2019 and 2020, BlueEX, is a forward-looking and innovative logistics company that provides efficient, technologically savvy and pioneering solutions to its customers. Being a trendsetter in tech-enabled logistics in the country, BlueEX has established a credible and efficient cash-on-delivery network across Pakistan.