Women’s Enterprise and Income Generation

AHKRC’s goal is to act as a partner and help lead women on their journey toward economic well-being, leading to empowered women and overall stronger households. These interventions engage local, home-based, low-skilled women to find ways of generating income to support or sustain their families. Using a community mobilization approach, local women identify their interests, skills, and available resources and make their own micro-investment or entrepreneurship plans of how and what they can do. AHKRC facilitates them in trainings (stitching, other skills), mentorships, connections to markets, and micro-credit opportunities. 70 women have been engaged over the last 2 years in stitching training, business expansion and sustenance. Small grants (revolving funds) and specialized skill building are also provided in tandem to encourage female entrepreneurship and enable sustainable change. After 5 stitching training cycles with women, we have launched a clothing brand in August 2020 (Andaaz Tailoring and Designs) for which local women stitch on a commission basis at competitive rates. Andaaz has been a successful social initiative that supports women on their journey to refine their skills, gain financial independence, and boost their self-esteem and self-confidence.

Women refine their stitching skills and are hired to work as Andaaz Khawateen Karkun

Recipient of revolving funds to help boost her door-to-door business sales

A woman who runs a home-based beauty parlor received business training and mentorship to help expand and improve her business.

Women Trained
women registered in employment database
PKR income-generation from Andaaz
PKR funds granted for women-run businesses