Improved Carpet Looms for 200 Families in Pakistan

 
$2,760
$997,240
Raised
Remaining
Jan 6, 2009

Pakistan's prestigious civil award given to the Project Leader

Project Leader Mr. Awan receiving the Civil Award
Project Leader Mr. Awan receiving the Civil Award

On 23rd March 2008, the national day of Pakistan the Governor of Punjab presented the national award of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz to Mr. Saeed Awan, Director Centre for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment (CIWCE). Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, is one of the highest civil awards in Pakistan and was given to Mr. Awan for his services for promoting the welfare of marginalised and vulnerable workers.The improved loom for carpet weavers was cited as best example of the contribution Mr. Awan has made to promote the healtth and productivity of carpet wevers and combat hzardous child labour from this sector.

Dec 5, 2007

Sudy finds major improvement in health and income for the families using improved looms.

30 ergonomic looms were distributed in families in rural areas. The impact of these looms was assessed on the health and income of these families. •58.3% of the ergonomic loom users stated that their income had improved, and 29.2% said it had not changed. Also major drop in complaints related to health was noticed in the ergonomic loom users versus the traditional loom users.


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Dec 5, 2007

Punjab Government in Pakistan comes in a big way to support the project

The Punjab Government in Pakistan has pledged funds to provide 3000 ergonomic looms in 12 districts of Punjab. These looms will be provided on 50% subsidized cost. The iniitiative is aimed at imprving the health and income of the carpet weavers, 80% of the whom are poor rural women.

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Project Leader

Saeed Awan

Director
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan

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