We have empowered a total of 1920 beneficiaries since the inception of this project and has contributed to breaking the gender-gap in marginalised communities of Pakistan.
Women Empowerment has always been one of our most prominent projects as it addresses one of the biggest target demographics in Karachi, Pakistan. Under the guidance of trained teachers, these women leave the course as skilled seamstresses; there are two sessions every day, one in the morning and afternoon. A total of 240 women were given a three-month training course and a sewing machine to assist their families. We believe this dual pronged approach, providing free sewing machines as well as three months of training will empower them to create a stream of income for themselves and their families.
Our Women Empowerment Project has been executed and established in the following areas of Pakistan:
Jamhoria, Surjani Town, Mangopir among many more.
INVEST IN A WOMAN, INVEST IN A NATION
The stigma surrounding women in developing countries is one we actively challenge through this project by giving women the chance to work from within the comforts of their homes. The clothing industry is worth more than 200 billion dollars and by encouraging women to tap into this commerce, we can help them support their partners, children and parents.
But without your support, we cannot empower the women across the globe who are in desperate need of aid.
IMPACT OF YOUR DONATION
Your donation can impact a woman and her family in the following ways: women can aid their husbands/fathers/brothers in supporting their households; with the extra income, families no longer need to worry about their monthly expenses including food, water and rent; children can now engage themselves in academic pursuit; women can spend more time in caring for their homes; we train the women, particularly widowed mothers, who, as the only earners in their families, needed to improve their income and they were taught handicrafts, as well as the manufacture, organisation and promotion of a business.
MS RAHEEMA FARMAAN
“I thought that perhaps I could not do anything; the support and help that I was giving my family wasn’t enough; but I regained my self-esteem through the help of Ummah Charity International’s ‘Women Empowerment’ project, where I was given access to a course which gave me beneficial sewing skills. I walked into the project as a dependent, unskilled woman and walked out with confidence and dignity. The course had given me independence and the assistance I needed to support my family. It brightened my life with the means to success instead of success itself and that was a valuable strength to my life.”
THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO YOUR DONATION
Step 1 – Applications are received
Step 2 – Only the most vulnerable women are selected as beneficiaries for the project based upon criteria
Step 3 – The beneficiaries then partake in the three-month sewing course, starting from basic designs to complex clothing
Step 4 – A ceremony is held at the culmination of the project, where free sewing machines and certificates of achievement are distributed
Step 5 – Our team conduct follow-up checks with the beneficiaries
Note: A personalised report will only be sent if you sponsor an entire camp of 20 women. For more updates on our Women Empowering project, visit our social media pages.