The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) was incorporated on February 06, 1997 as a non-profit company, limited by guarantee (not having a share capital), under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984. According to its Memorandum of Association, its purpose is “helping the poor, land-less and asset-less in order to enable them to gain access to resources for their productive self-employment, to encourage them to undertake activities of income generation and poverty alleviation and for enhancing their quality of life.”

PPAF as an Independent Legal Entity