Empowering 300 Women/Girls in Northern Pakistan

by Karakuram International Development Foundation (KIDF) Pakistan


Gilgit-Baltistan is a remote, economically backward and one of the impoverished regions of Pakistan. Women of the area are restricted to the household work in the mountains and no avenues of women employment and economic empowerment are available. KIDF Pakistan has started training these poor women in skills of cloth stitching, handicraft, dress designing and connected them with the market for small scale entrepreneurship to make them financially independence and an income generating member
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The people in District Diamer, Pakistan are tribal, conservative and economically impoverished. Majority of Women are illiterate with no avenues of employment and entrepreneurship, living up in the mountain valleys. Women play no role at all in economic development and economic wellbeing of the society. They are treated as a member of the society just to serve a servant to the men with no self independence. They have to remain with in the perimeters of the house and do the house hold work.


The Project would train 300 home based entrepreneurs and equip them with necessary tools to make them financially independent. The Women will remain in the house and stitch the cloths for the area as well as make the handicraft items which would be sold in the market by KIDF Pakistan through its display centers located in the city and connecting them with the other vendors. The home based entrepreneurship will make them financially independent and income generating member of the family.

Long-Term Impact

The project will improve the condition of Women in the area creating opportunities for women equity and equality. It will create awareness about the role of women in the society. The society will become more receptive and informed about the rights of women and the human dignity. It will generate economic activity in the area, improving socio economic conditions of the people.


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Organization Information

Karakuram International Development Foundation (KIDF) Pakistan

Location: Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan - Pakistan
Website: https:/​/​www.kidf.org.pk
Project Leader:
KIDF Pakistan
Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan

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