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"The Stitch Project" is aimed at empowering women in Pakistan. I hope to do this by raising funds, the sole purpose of which will be to buy sewing machines and related equipment for young girls and women from poor socio economic backgrounds and ... More ...

"The Stitch Project" is aimed at empowering women in Pakistan. I hope to do this by raising funds, the sole purpose of which will be to buy sewing machines and related equipment for young girls and women from poor socio economic backgrounds and backward regions of the country. The use of these machines to stitch clothes for a small sum of money per piece, can be instrumental when it comes to downtrodden women attaining a degree of financial independence. These women are all too often denied their basic rights. Economic empowerment is a crucial step toward giving them a voice.

The first group of girls I hope to help comes from the Bajore tribal area in the north of the country. They are currently residing in a girls hostel in karachi, Pakistan headed independently by a remarkable lady, Ms Hamida Bajra, Apart from paying a teacher to instruct the girls in english reading and writing, she teaches them how to stitch articles of clothing. A batch of girls comes every couple of years and then heads back to Bajore, hopefully with skills that ensure they will never have to submit themselves to a man in order to attain a basic level of sustenance. The work she does is commendable. The problem is that most of the girls go back without machines and are thus unable to put the skills they learned to good use. My aim is to change that and ensure that these girls have a sustainable and long lasting means of income. A batch of around 25 girls will be leaving for Bajore district in a few months. The goal is to provide all of them with machines before they leave. One machine plus related equipment ( a pair of scissors and a manual spinning wheel) costs between 5500 to 6000 rupees So the goal right now is to raise 150,000 rupees or 885 pounds. If I meet my goal, I intend to extend the scope of the project to include girls and women from other groups and localities as well. Anyone can donate, in any currency, its a simple process, just click on the link below and itll guide you through all the steps.(You can pay through a pay pal account and also regularly through a credit or debit card). The money will go into a pay pal account, and ALL proceeds will be used only for this purpose. Your contribution can make a massive difference to someones life. Regardless of whether or not you donate, take a second to click share so that the message reaches as many people as possible! Thank you so much for taking out the time to read about this important cause! :)

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