Our Mission

To empower women and urban communities to reduce poverty through building self-reliance, partnerships and social accountability

Our Vision

Working together to create islands of hope in poor urban communities through sustainable health and economic solutions

Core Values

Learning from Communities

Honesty & Integrity

Believing in Peoples' Potential


"In Pakistan, development will not come from the top. It will come from the bottom, and it shall happen in pockets - one island formed here one there, and one island will be made by you"
Akhter Hameed Khan
Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan
Social Scientist

Urban poverty alleviation

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship

Health &

Accountability &

Our Partners

Economic empowerment of flow literacy women for social change and entrepreneurship in low income urban communities

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Some snapshots from the 'Mini Bazaar' activity held at Dhok Hassu as a part of Aapis Enterprise Training. The activity aimed to help Aapis understand the ideas of teamwork, budgeting, and profit & loss in a fun and engaging manner. Prizes were distributed among the groups that made the highest profit. ... See MoreSee Less

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Enterprise training with Mera Maan continues on to Day 4. As a part of Business Creation Exercise, Aapis designed their Minimum Viable Products to test the feasibility of their businesses. Tomorrow, a mini Mina Bazaar will be held at our field office where Aapis will showcase their products and services. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today was the 3rd day of Aapis' enterprise training with Mera Maan. Aapis learnt more about marketing and branding their businesses. Aapis also presented their sales pitch to influencers of local government. Special thanks to Ms. Razia Sultana and Mr. Zohad Bajwa for joining us to mentor these enterprising women. ... See MoreSee Less

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Day 2 of enterprise training with Mera Maan. The purpose of the training is to promote the accessibility of family planning services in Dhok Hassu and Dhok Mangtal by integrating these services with local, female-led, social enterprises. ... See MoreSee Less

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We work from Monday till Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Regional Office

ZB427, Muhalla Alamabad, Dhoke Hassu, Rawalpindi.

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