On behalf of the female entrepreneurs that have benefitted and continue to benefit from business skill and vocational training, thank you for your previous support. We are delighted to share that additional 250 women have participated in training in the last quarter. The training occured in Multan in partnership with the Lions Club. We have received great feedback from the entrepreneurs that have participated and the women who are engaged in Peace of the Action, the social enterprise created to help women get specific products into the international marketplace. One of the entrepreneurs shared, "My husband has a heart condition and we have two daughters...i am so thankful for the opportunity to gain access to skills that allow me to double and triple my income".
We also have achieved local registration status in Pakistan, which allows Pakistani citizens to benefit tax-wise by donating and qualifying for other forms of funding and grants! We plan to scale the program, pending funding in 2014. To view more pictures, please visit our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/MarshallDirectFund?ref=br_tf. Please also see this wonderful video recently taken that shows the first product launched by a handful of the entrepreneurs that have graduated from the vocational training program http://vimeo.com/92196919.
MDF encourages your involvement and welcomes any ideas that would help us reach the deserving young women in Pakistan and attract wider support. The project that you are supporting provides a safe place for mothers and their families to learn and develop skills that help make the world a safer and more secure place for all. Please help us generate awareness: become a fan of our Facebook page, join us on Twitter and share with your networks. If you would like to start a MDF Allies in Action group in your community, there are various one-time or re-occurring ideas and activities that we would be pleased to share. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-970-963-3150. Learn more about our activities by visiting our website at www.marshalldirectfund.org
Thank you on behalf of the students, entrepreneurs and MDF staff!
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