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Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life

by Indus Earth Trust Vetted since 2014
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life
Ensure 100 Pakistani women have a better life

Summary

Women in ultra poor households struggle to provide for their families in Pakistan. Assistance in kind is provided to women to become entrepreneurs enabling them to fulfill basic needs for a healthier life.

$70,000
total goal
$63,011
remaining
65
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

Many households in ultra poor and marginalized communities live in extreme poverty with limited livelihood options. Many live in shacks or make shift housing, exposed to extreme weather conditions and insecurity. Women and girls suffer the most as they face adverse environmental conditions in their daily routines, bear the burden of disease, remain deprived of educational opportunities and basic nutrition as meager earnings are diverted to ensuring the well-being of male family members.

Solution

Empowered women can contribute to the household income, there is a marked improvement in financial security. Families can improve their living quarters. More income also means food security; better nutrition and health for all members irrespective of gender. When basic human needs such as food and shelter are met, focus can shift to attaining education, improved livelihood options. A better future becomes possible as it can be sustained by joint earnings of women and men.

Long-Term Impact

With increased household income families make improvements to their life and graduate out of poverty. Women can ensure a better life for their children - secure, healthy and offering equal opportunities for their children. Girls can go to school and become productive members of society, be financially independent and able contributors to the household incomes. The family has hope for the future - a future which includes equal opportunities for women and men.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.indusearthtrust.org
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Organization Information

Indus Earth Trust

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.indusearthtrust.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @indusearthtrust
Project Leader:
Nazish Shekha
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan
$6,989 raised of $70,000 goal
 
107 donations
$63,011 to go
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