AlWasila Trust was created to provide opportunities for Muslims to help fellow Muslims. It is officially registered as a trust in Pakistan in the year 2012 although it has been functioning informally since 2007. Over the years, AlWasila has evolved from an individual’s humble efforts in the field of micro-finance and healthcare, to a widely recognized trust that holds five subsidiary not-for-profit companies.
The Trust was founded by Asim Ismail, whose background in academics and entrepreneurship has greatly benefited the project. Along with AlWasila, Asim Ismail is the founder and principal of Fajr Academy – a revolutionary schooling system in Karachi. AlWasila operates in the field of micro-finance, healthcare, media and disaster relief management.