Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib is the founder and Executive Director of Akhuwat, the world’s largest Islamic microfinance organization. The organization has now successfully disbursed Rs. 100 billion in interest-free loans, helping over 4 million families across Pakistan. Amongst other projects, Akhuwat has also launched Pakistan’s first fee free university—Akhuwat College University— which is open to talented students from across Pakistan, as admissions are based solely on merit.
Many thanks for your kind welcome. Your “cost-cutting” methodology is very inspiring for us. I hope to visit you again soon.
MICROFINANCE SPECIALIST CONSULTATIVE GROUP TO ASSIST THE POOR (CGAP)
I had a very interesting discussion with the Board Members of Akhuwat Foundation along with Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib. We discussed mostly the mission of Akhuwat and I was impressed with the commitment of Akhuwat Board Members. I met a few borrowers in Akhuwat Shah Jamal Branch, these borrowers are very passionate about the services being rendered by Akhuwat. They were of the view that they have the same responsibility to contribute to the wellbeing of society as done by Akhuwat. Akhuwat Foundation is a very unique model.
REGIONAL ORGANIZER, ASIA PACIFIC MICRO CREDIT SUMMIT
It was a pleasure to meet Dr Amjad Saqib and see great work being done by Akhuwat. It is a great idea and it is being executed with a lot of care and professionalism.
Wish you every success in the future. In the words of Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan “You are building an island and Inshallah, this would multiply and one day become a movement”.
CHAIRMAN NATIONAL RURAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME (NRSP)
I am overwhelmed. If ever I would join a philanthropic economic movement, this is the one. May Allah help you grow and serve even better.
REGISTRAR COOPERATIVE PUNJAB
Very interesting model and concept good luck in the future in both your programme and work well in the sector.
INCOME GROWTH PROGRAMME OFFICER DFID