Next Generation Community in Gilgit

Location: Gilgit, Pakistan

Partner: Shining Light Community Development Organisation

In the remote villages of Gilgit, women are raised with restrictive traditions. They do not have a voice in their community or even in their family, and their role in society is to marry, have children, and become home makers.

With our local partners, we are coming alongside these communities to see women become active economically, to feel valued in their community and gain respect for their efforts and activities.
We work closely with village leaders to bring textile training and business support, so women can make and sell clothes to help financially support their family.

Women are meeting, sometimes daily, to sew together

Their story

New skills and newfound confidence

'When I first came on the course, I couldn’t even thread a needle, but everyone was kind and helped me learn.’

Naima smiles as she remembers her first few weeks on the course. She holds her new sewing machine with pride on graduation day. Now she is confident and excited about the possibilities in her life.

‘Today I am trained and I can open a small business from my home. I want to support my parents by making well-made clothes for people in my village.'

Naima ready to begin working

Their project

Your monthly gift will support 50 women as they develop their textile skills and sell clothes to local people.

Your financial support will provide each woman with regular access to a local trainer so they can strengthen their skills and grow their businesses.

Finding hope and possibility

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