Established in: 2015
Registration Law: Section 42 of Companies Ordinance 1984
Themes & Interventions: Environment
What We Do: Awareness Rising
Head Office at Lahore
The roots of Damen Support Programme lie in a non-profit organization set up in 1992 by the name of Development Action for Mobilization and Emancipation (DAMEN) under Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860. DAMEN started its operations with aim of working for alternative development at grass-root level in Pakistan. It was an alliance of social scientists, philanthropists and professionals from various fields having significant experience of working with NGOs within and outside Pakistan.
DAMEN with its social sector programs initiated the micro credit program in 1996 on a small scale to develop the economic activities in the communities and with their own participation exclusively focusing women.
In 2015 Damen with the intention of having better focus on a core activity of financial inclusion, to create synergies with its social sector programs, bring in more donors & investors and to have greater access to funds from commercial banks, spinned-off its microfinance sector into a separate legal entity by the name of Damen Support Programme (DSP). DSP has been registered with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) under section 42 of Companies Ordinance 1984 as a not-for-profit entity.
Sustainable development through financial inclusion.
Taking measures for social and economic uplift of the marginalized, with focus on women, to enhance their economic prosperity & self-reliance through financial inclusion & capacity building.
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