A village Bank (VB) was inaugurated in village Islampur, of district Swat. This is an initiative of SRSP with financial support from the Government of Australia under Gender Equality Fund (GEF) project. The purpose of the project is to economically empower women by enabling their access to economic opportunities and enhancing their ‘power’ and ‘agency’. During the opening ceremony, 50 women received Community Investment Fund (CIF) cheques and 12 women received Income Generating Grant (IGG) cheques. Around 160 women attended the ceremony. The total grant was for Rs 660,000.