Women-headed Households: Hazrat Zainab Scheme

The scheme has been designed to facilitate disbursement of credits for poverty eradication; consequently generating income for rural women-headed households in charge of managing their families' living conditions and environments. Under the scheme, having identified the rural woman-headed households, they will be referred to the nearest branch of the bank to be gra​nted the financial facilities, of their choice and capacity, usually dedicated to job creation purposes and starting activities including animal husbandry, carpet wearing and handicrafts. The bank does not require any collateral for the facilities and the guarantee used for this type of credit is based on mutual trust and in form joint liability.