Islamic microfinance ‘good alternative’ for alleviation of poverty

Conventional microfinance has proven ineffective in alleviating poverty. Islamic finance is suggested as a better alternative. Relevant to the World Poverty Day, a seminar concerning the global issues of poverty and its solutions was held in Lahore. The event was organised by AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics. Participants came from different financial areas such as Microfinance, Islamic Microfinance and the Banking sector. Leading topics of the seminar were issues related to poverty, current situation of poverty, socio-economic issues due to poverty and the strategies for the solution.

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