Welcome to AMC
Ansaar Management Company (AMC) is a social enterprise taking on the challenge of developing low-income housing in Pakistan. AMC is poised to not only build sustainable housing, but to also manage the critical and complex intricacies of community development.
Scope of Business
Ansaar Management Company (AMC) provides affordable, quality housing solutions to the lower-income segment of the Pakistani population. AMC was established in January 2008 in Pakistan. AMC targets households earning PKR 8000 to 25,000, and specializes in community-based approaches.It is a for-profit, low-cost housing company, which follows the world-renowned Saiban model of development known as Khuda Ki Basti, where there is a strong emphasis on self-reliance. Differentiating itself from Saiban’s NGO model of incremental development, however, AMC focuses on scalability and sustainability through its for-profit, low-cost approach.
AMC, as a developer, identifies large tracts of land in the peri-urban areas of major cities of Pakistan and prepares business plans/feasibility studies for prospective investors. Once an investor, which could be from the public sector or the private sector, has committed to a specific project, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is created for that investment based upon equity contributions. In order to minimize risk for investors, the SPV holds the land title. Next, the SPV obtains project financing to develop the project based upon the Saiban methodology of incremental development. In addition to this, AMC also provides project management services for low income housing developments.
To provide innovative affordable housing solutions to the lower income segments of the Pakistani population, and to create vibrant and empowered communities.