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Islamic Microfinance Challenge: Pakistan

Wasil Foundation, Pakistan, was named the winner of the 2013 Islamic Microfinance Challenge for providing smallholder farmers with Sharia-compliant financing. “To alleviate poverty from the country,” says Farida Tariq in this video, “We have to focus on the farmers. Some of the farmers are very religious and they will not opt for interest-based lending.”

Written, produced, and directed by Jeanette Thomas
Filmed and edited by Peter Cairns.

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