Empowering migrant workers accessing additional means of family livelihood
There are around 3000 families belonging to vulnerable displaced communities who fled Pakistan due to religious persecution and atrocities. These families have been facing a range of legal, social and economic challenges rooted into history of their families’ displacement menace. The displacement-oriented vulnerabilities further make the situation of the women more miserable within the family structure. Due to cultural taboos, gender barriers and legal limitations the womenfolk of these displaced families have no opportunities to take part in outdoor economic activities in order to supplement the livelihoods of their families. Upon interacting with them in association with the NGO Universal Just & Action Society (UJAS) we discovered the women of these families are adept at tailoring ,traditional embroidery and patch work with potential for marketability.
So we empowered 50 such households with sewing machines,seating stools and training. This has given them alternative means for their livelihood in a dignified manner. Further, we even provided extended assistance in tailoring apprenticeship, monitoring, mobilization and marketing. Today, they are able to engage productively and sell their work and support their families.