Smallholder and Women’s Rural Credit Project

IFAD Asset Request Portlet

Asset Publisher

Smallholder and Women's Rural Credit Project

Smallholder and Women’s Rural Credit Project

By restricting lending to those with less than 12.5 ha of land, previous credit projects in Pakistan were able to reach the poorest rural families. Building on the experience of the Small Farmers’ Credit Project, this rural credit project also worked through the Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan. The project developed new services and lending systems to make credit facilities available to specific target groups of borrowers among the poorest farmers, with even smaller landholdings, and landless people. In particular the project made credit accessible to women, who have considerable responsibility for livestock, poultry, cottage, vegetable and other farming sectors.

Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
02 October 1990
1990 - 1994
Credit and Financial Services
Total Project Cost
US$ 411.2 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 24.95 million
Co-financiers (International)
World Bank: International Bank for Reconsruction and Development US$ 54.5 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 314.45 million
Beneficiaries US$ 17.3 million
Financing terms
Project ID

President's reports

Project design reports

Supervision and implementation support documents

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Audit and Financial Statements

Project completion report