Fiza Farhan, the co-founder of Buksh Foundation, has been featured in the prestigious ’30 under 30′ social entrepreneurs of 2015. The list is compiled by Forbes every year and it celebrates young people whose work is of major importance in their home countries.
Buksh Foundation is a microfinance institution that helps bring clean energy to the poor and rural areas across Pakistan. The work by the Foundation has produced 135 women who are trained as energy entrepreneurs and they have collectively brought solar powered lights to more than 6750 households.
More than 12,000 entrepreneurs have been extended loans for business and clean energy projects as well. The work carried out by the Foundation is supported by investors and local as well as international donors.
This isn’t the only feather in her cap. Fiza, 28, was also presented with the title of co-chairperson of the Italian Development Committee back in May last year. The IDC works on promotion of bilateral trade and reinvestment between Pakistan and Italy.