With the alarming poverty and women inequality figures that exist in the world today, Seed Out wishes to create sustainable income for 50 women in the village of Kohlo Wala along the Gujranwala belt in Pakistan. Through this initiative, 50 women living in extreme poverty will be trained and funded to start their own small-scale embroidered clothing business. This project would help empower women immersed in the vicious cycle of poverty, bonded labour and financial dependence.
The village of Kohlo Wala is known for its clothing business. However, labour which constitutes mainly of female employees are subject to appalling conditions where extremely low daily wages and long working hours is the norm. The women live in terrible financial circumstances due to which they are unable to afford their own raw material and remove the exploitative middleman. With this project, Seed Out can help 50 such become financially independent by starting their own business.
With your contribution, Seed Out will be able to set up a business for 50 women in the area. Seed Out will provide an initial investment for the raw materials, training, capacity building and skills development whereby the women will be able to sell their own clothes and expand their business rather than working for exploitative middlemen. Seed Out will also connect these women to the main market of embroidered and embellished cloth allowing them to earn a sustainable living.
Through this project, Seed Out wishes to create 50 quality lives by increasing their monthly income, promoting education and maintaining health. With this increase in income, a whole family will be impacted. The ultimate goal is to change the lives of 50 families' i.e approximately 300 people living in poverty as the children move away from child labour and towards education and health and hygiene is promoted in the family. Indirectly, this project will touch lives of more than 1,500 people.