80% Pakistani Women Don’t Know How to Get Loans for Business: Report

A majority of women in Pakistan do not know how to procure loans to start a business, Oxfam International has said. The group announced the launch of four research reports that encompassed issues faced by women and the need to implement rules to overcome them. It is an alliance that advocates for women’s rights.

Women in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan are most aware of their right to inherit and have the confidence to obtain it. Pay disparities are 86.4 percent in Lahore and 90.3 percent in Peshawar, according to a study by the Women’s Institute of Social Services (WIS).

More than half of Zambian women do not know how to obtain loans to start a business, according to a survey by the Women’s Institute for Development and Entrepreneurial Initiatives (WIDIE). The survey also found that 43 percent of women were unable to pay their children’s school fees.

There is a need to improve collection sites and better organize them, but there is also a lack of trust in the system, according to a report by the World Bank. Another report highlighted the need to equip home-based workers with technology to reach out to people.