CEIP is one of the leading Microfinance programs successfully implementing the Grameen Model which supports the financially disadvantaged individuals with its Micro and Enterprise development programs. These programs empower individuals like home-based workers, domestic and factory workers as well as small land farmers by providing them with the financial means to carry out enterprising activities.
CEIP offers a range of credit services to those who are traditionally excluded from our mainstream commercial banking systems. CEIP’s services help stabilize livelihoods, broaden choices, provide start-up funds for productive investment, and subsequently help the poor to enhance their consumption flows. Providing supplementary services such as trainings, working through groups rather than individuals, and other investments in awareness raising have shown to increase individual’s direct control over resources and that is exactly what CEIP is achieving. The Microcredit and Enterprise Development program of CSC now CEIP is part of our primary goal of empowering women socio-economically. The program provides women entrepreneurs with small loans, which they can use to seek business expansion opportunities that they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to fund themselves. Understanding the importance of non-monitory support to develop sustainable enterprises.
CEIP also provides capacity building opportunities in form of enterprise development trainings for its microcredit clients. The program provides women entrepreneurs with small loans, which they can use to seek business expansion opportunities that they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to fund themselves. Since 2001, CEIP has been working with Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) on program that started from a small setup and now covers more than 140 Union Councils and 450 villages in the District of Lahore, Okara and Kasur. Over the last 6 years CSC/CEIP has disbursed more than Rs. 2,896,752,000 and has disbursed 90,223 loans through its 16 branches.