Akhuwat was established in 2001 with the objective of providing interest free microfinance to the poor so as to enhance their standard of living. Drawing on the principles of social justice and brotherhood, Akhuwat strives to alleviate poverty by creating a system based on mutual support in society. To this end, Akhuwat has adopted microfinance as its operational strategy with the loans being offered in accordance with the doctrines of Qarz-e-Hassan. Akhuwat levies no interest on its loans, operates through religious places and seeks to inspire and harness the spirit of volunteerism in society. The mandate of Akhuwat extends beyond financial transactions as it makes every effort to guide, support and empower the poor. Akhuwat is registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860.   Read more


Akhuwat Institute Of Social Enterprise & Management is situated in Lahore, just adjacent to Firdous/Liberty Market, Gulberg. The institute is housed in a purpose built campus of over 22,000 square feet. It is a multi-level building with four customized training rooms, syndicate rooms, one library and complimentary support offices. This purpose built faculty is fully air condition with the latest training related equipment, linked with high speed Wi-Fi computers available for research work being undertaken by the training participants. The second building of the compound is a residential facility which can easily cater to the boarding and lodging requirements of up to 50 participants. It is complemented with a separate dining area and lounge area with all types of amenities and recreational options. AISEM specializes in the provision of customized trainings which are based upon comprehensive training need analysis bridged with the needs and requirements of the concerned organization. AISEM has a well experienced and qualified training panel which includes experts in the areas of finance, audit, social development, leadership, communication, monitoring and evaluation, procurement, community development, volunteerism, social enterprise development, supply chain management, microfinance, community impact assessment etc etc. AISEM is also launching its annual training calendar for specialized modules focused towards the social sector and is providing consultancy services to various social and public sector organizations.



Through our research, consultancy and training we promote best practices in the social sector; provide mentoring services, coaching, enterprise development and aid capacity building of individuals & organizations.

AISEM is currently carrying out generic and customized trainings for Govt. Organizations, NGO's, Donor Agencies, Corporate Sector, Financial Institutions and Academia. AISEM is also engaged in providing consultancy and event management services to Corporate & Govt clients in Pakistan and Abroad.

Syed Hussain Haider

"Nothing can with stand the powers of a determined and resolute mind. Barriers fall, everything succumbs --- if positively inspired, the very gates of heaven open!!"