Twenty-eight-year old Fiza Farhan, co-founder of Buksh Foundation, has been included in the list of American business magazine Forbes’ list of 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs for 2015.
Farhan runs Buksh Foundation, a microfinance institution that serves to bring clean energy projects to impoverished and rural areas.
The foundation has trained 135 women as energy entrepreneurs and has brought solar-powered lights to 6,750 households.
In May 2014, Farhan was awarded with the title of co-chairperson of the Italian Development Committee (IDC), a body working to enhance bilateral trade and investment between Italy and Pakistan.
The position was awarded to Shiza Shahid, co-founder of Malala Fund last year.