Women of Malakand division were deprived and were away from enterprise opportunities. To create new opportunities for them at households level SRSP and the Government of Australia initiated a series of interventions under GEF (Gender Equity Fund) Project. Beside other activities the project is focused on women working at household level. Therefore, a total of 20 women are trained on different types of Pickle making and preservation techniques at village Shonial and kishawra of district Swat. In three days training women have learnt about different types of vegetables pickles including mustard oil, cooking oil, vinegar and hygienic measures for blanching, preservation, and packing. The trainees were also provided with training kits as startup for micro enterprises.
Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan, the founder of RSP movement in Pakistan, visited Local Support Organizations (LSOs) in Nowshera and Charsadda Districts and met Community Investment Funds members, Entrepreneurs and Value Chain members. He described what he saw as an excellent example of women empowerment and poverty alleviation. He was accompanied by Chairperson SRSP Mrs Munawar Humayun Khan and CEO SRSP Masood Ul Mulk along with others.