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The government of Australia funded GEF project

Amina bibi, now 27 years old, got married to a disabled person at the age of 14. Soon after marriage she started contributing in earning livelihoods through laboring on weaving. Doctors suggested surgery for her husband, but unfortunately it did not help and he went out of work. The entire burden fell on Amina bibi’s shoulders. 
The government of Australia funded GEF project, provided SRSP the opportunity to help Amina change her situation. Her community organization in village Islampur (Swat), nominated her to receive support under the Community Investment Fund (CIF) component. With this she set up an enterprise.
She received training in shawal making, product enhancement, and enterprise development for sustainable means of livelihoods.
She also had opportunity to display her work in national level events which earned her around 50,000 PKR. It also enabled her to network with retailers from different areas.
Amina shares, “I am now more confident than before as I can see respect and trust for myself in the eyes of my children and family”. 







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