Saima Izfar who hails from Rawalpindi, wanted to fulfill her lifelong dream of founding a school system. The help that she needed arrived in form of a loan from U Microfinance Bank. Before the loan, the financial barriers always acted as a roadblock for Saima.
Always passionate about giving back to the society, Saima started “Islamia Model School” five years ago and hasn’t looked back since. What started as a playgroup only institute, has now gone on to include classes up to the eighth grade and made education accessible by charging an affordable fee of 800 Pakistani rupees only. For Saima, this is only the beginning. Her dream is to shift this three-roomed school into a custom made school building that will provide the right environment for her students.
This School has become a family endeavor with Saima’s father, Zafar Ali, running an evening school program for students who can’t attend classes in the mornings. Currently Saima is in her fourth loan cycle with U Bank and intends for this banking relationship to grow with her business.
Saima Izfar – Rawalpindi