Islamabad, June 26, 2012
U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter lauded the successes of feminine entrepreneurs in Pakistan at a go to at present to the Islamabad Girls’s Chamber of Commerce and Trade (IWCCI). Throughout his go to, Ambassador Munter and Dr. Marilyn Wyatt met greater than 100 profitable girls entrepreneurs, together with Samina Fazil, founder and president of the IWCCI and proprietor of Misha’s Assortment, which was based in 1989 with start-up funding of about $1,100 and now exports items to worldwide markets.
“The American Mission is dedicated to serving to women-led companies and girls entrepreneurs, as a result of Pakistan’s prosperity is intently linked to not solely the success of its males, but in addition that of its girls entrepreneurs,” mentioned Ambassador Munter. He inspired the members of IWCCI to work with different chambers of commerce throughout Pakistan to current a unified voice to foyer the Authorities of Pakistan for obligatory reforms to take away obstacles that hinder financial development. “A sustainable future for Pakistan would require important participation of the non-public sector and important reforms on the a part of the federal government to allow the non-public sector to flourish. It can require a standard imaginative and prescient and the participation of the folks of Pakistan and the seen dedication of the federal government to the folks.”
America is dedicated to the event of the following era of ladies entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders in Pakistan. The U.S. Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) in Pakistan has educated greater than 70,000 girls micro-entrepreneurs in Punjab and Sindh in monetary literacy. By means of its Gender Fairness Program, FIRMS venture, and commerce venture, amongst others, USAID helps create a socially simply, democratic, and gender responsive society. These applications have helped Pakistani women-owned enterprises improve their competitiveness and enhance their gross sales, whereas additionally engaged on creating a regional commerce portal for girls entrepreneurs to facilitate commerce amongst South Asian Affiliation for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) international locations.