Entrepreneurship for poor rural women of Pakistan

by Association For Women's Awareness and Rural Development Vetted since 2015 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


This project is aimed to provide Small business grants to improve livelihood and Business Management skills of the 200 poor and marginalized women of 20 rural areas of District Faisalabad to increase their monthly/annual income for the better living standards . It will improve the socio economic status of the rural women in the male dominating society as well as increase the responsiveness of women to handle their social problems and to play their role in the community development.

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Poverty has affected the situation of the rural women of Pakistan quite badly.Poor economic situation of women leads to weak social status in the society.Majority of the women are uneducated and unskilled and have no say in the family.The fathers/husbands don't involve them in decision making.Domestic violence is quite common due this social, economic and psychological pressure on the poor women.Lack of exposure and information of rural women puts another hard stone in their economic development


Business Management skills will be accompanied with small grant provision to the 200 rural women as it is one of the strongest tool of economic empowerment for the poor women and communities whose access to other financial resources are very limited.Access to business grants and its integration with business plans, business feasibility, business training and community involvement ensures the desired results and will help the women in their socio-economic uplift.

Long-Term Impact

1: 200 women are well acquainted in Business Management skills as per their business Ideas 2: 200 poor rural women managing their businesses and supporting in their families income 3: Male community supporting women in their initiatives. 4: Community members of the 20 areas are aware about human rights and the empowerment of the Poor communities 5: Women breaking the cultural taboos and encouraging other women to be entrepreneurs. 6. AWARDs contribution in achieving SDG's.


AWARD Pakistan Website
AWARD Pakistan Facebook Page

Organization Information

Association For Women's Awareness and Rural Development

Location: Faisalabad - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.awardpakistan.org/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Azeem Christopher
Faisalabad, Pakistan

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