Mai Haseena is 46 years of age and married. She lives with her husband and their six children in Rohri, in the district of Sukkur. She is a highly skilled seamstress.
Zarina is a resident of Hyderabad and lives with her husband, a daughter and two grand daughters. She and her husband earn a living through their confectionaries shop
Diya and her husband have two sons aged fourteen and eight, and a daughter aged twelve. They belong to the Hindu community and live in Mithi, Tharparkar.
Qurat-ul-Ain is a seamstress by profession. She particularly stitches women’s formal clothes like frocks, paneled shirts, fancy lehngas and skirts etc.
Shehnaz is 48 and married with six children. Presently, only two of her children are at school. She lives in Kareem Pura, a small locality in Peshawar, KPK.
Shazia Rashid is a dedicated and hardworking individual of 32 years. She and her husband run a small tailoring business from their home and are looking to start a proper boutique.
Zeeshan is 27 years old and single. He is a resident of Rohri, Sindh. He operates a small retail store to contribute to his family's earnings.
At 48, Shabana looks after a household of nine members. She is married and has four children; a son and three daughters. She operates a small confectioneries shop in her locale.
Naghma started a small confectioneries and sweets shop, from a small cabin in her locality. She is the sole provider for her son and elderly mother
At the age of 54, Nazma Bano is married and a mother to two sons and three daughters. She started a proper ready-to-wear garments business by taking out a loan from Akhuwat.
Leemoon is a resident of Mithi, Tahrparkar. He owns a small shop where he sells snacks and other confectionary items for kids.
Aged at 54, Bhamroo belongs to a minority community and lives in Mithi, Tharparkar. He is running the business of selling different fabric for bed sheets and pillow covers.
At the age of 50, Iqbal Ahmad Khan lives with his family of eight in Sukkur. Iqbal Ahmad has been engaged in the business of repairing bicycles.
Tandoo Allah Yar, Pakistan
Ramesh is a shoemaker by profession and runs a small shoe manufacturing business. He particularly stitches traditional men’s shoes and chappals.
Karmi is 38 and a local of the small town of Tandoo Allah Yar in interior Sindh. She is married and has six children, four of whom are in school. She runs a small clothing business
Tando Allah yar, Pakistan
Meera is a 47-year-old housewife. She lives in the small remote town of Tando Allah Yar in interior Sindh. She manages a household of nine members and works as a seamstress as well
Yasmeen is a strong independent woman who has gone through immense struggles for her family. She lives in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with her husband and their 5 children.
Ghulam Mustafa is a resident of Tandoo Allah Yar district in interior Sindh. He is married and lives in an extended family. He runs a small confectionery shop in his locality.
Daleep Kumar a young individual of 18 and lives with his parents and six siblings, four of whom go to schools. Daleep and both his parents work to earn a living for their family.
Parveen Anwar is 35 and married. She lives with her husband and five children in the small town of Tandoo Allah Yar in interior Sindh. Four of her five children are receiving education.
Irshad Begum is 50 years of age and a widow. She lives in the area of Latifabad in Hyderabad. She works to support her four children. She runs a small grocery store in her locale.
Nasreen is a 30-year-old housewife as well as a small business owner. She is a resident of a small locality in Hyderabad called Latifabad. She manages a household of six members.
Nazia Kanwal is a strong self-dependent woman of 32 years. She looks after a household of four, in addition to working as a seamstress from her home. She is married and a mother of three children.
At the age of 45 Shazia Shakeel lives in a household of eight, that includes herself, her husband and their six children. She herself runs a small convenience store from her home.
Rashida Bibi is a lonesome but resilient widow of 49, who lives in the small town of Tandoo Allah Yar in Sindh. She has three children and only one of them is receiving education.
Musmat Afroz is 48 years of age and a very proficient seamstress. She stitches women’s clothes, covers, quilts and other bed linens. She fulfils orders from people in her locality.
Nosheen is a resident of Karachi. She is married and her works at an average job. To support her family better, she operates a jewellery making business from home.
Musmat Rasheeda is a resident of Rohri, district Sukkur in Sindh. She is 51 years of age and married. She is a mother to seven children. She and her husband both work for a living.
Shabbir Khatoon is married with nine children; five sons and four daughters and lives in Allahabad Colony, Sukkur. She sews clothes from her home.
Tando Allah Yar, Pakistan
Ghulam Sughra is a 39-year-old castaway widow. She has three children whom she supports all by herself. Only her eldest child goes to school currently. She supports her small clan
Nawaz khan is the sole provider for a family of nine members. He lives in Peshawar with his wife and seven children; four daughters and three sons.
Sonia Sakina is 31 years of age and married. She, along with her husband, runs a milk supplying business. They essentially supply milk to locals in their area.
Life always has a way of reminding us of its uncertainty. There always comes a point where all our struggles, somehow, seem meaningless.
Shakir Ali is 33 and married. He lives with his wife and two children in a small town of interior Sindh called Tandoo Allah Yar. He is the only earning hand in his family.
Munir Ahmad is a fruit vendor and puts up a small fruit stall in his hometown, that is, Tandoo Allah Yar, Sindh.
Nasir Ali is 33 and married. He is a father to five children, of whom three are enrolled in school. He is the primary wage earner in his family; he is a lowly vegetable vendor.
Gulaab Bhatti is 32 years of age and a resident of Tandoo Allah Yar district in interior Sindh. He is married and a father to four children. He runs a small auto repairing business
Shehnaz is a resident of district Tando Allah yar in Sindh. Her husband passed away, a few years ago, leaving herself and their two children with absolutely no source of income.
Ali Sher is a resident of Sukkur and operates a small grocery store in his neighborhood. His store is the sole source of income for his family of six.
Haseena Imdaad Hussain is 47 and lives in the district of Tandoo Allah Yar, Sindh. She is married and a mother of seven. She is a seamstress and stitches women's clothes.
Nehar Begum is an extremely hard working and independent woman. She is a widow and a mother of nine children; seven daughters and two sons.
Hina Kanwal is a young individual of 25. She is single and lives with her mother and three siblings. She runs a confectionaries shop selling sweets, candies, chocolates and jellies
Ghulam Fatima lives in Tandoo Allah Yar with her family of five. She married, with three children. She is a seamstress and stitches clothes for women in her locality.
Tando Allahyar, Pakistan
Gailu and his wife buy material for clothes form Hyderabad and sew up clothes from that to sell in to the village. They need your help to raise their earnings.
Zarina belongs from an underprivileged background. She works as a seamstress from her home and stitches various styled outfits for women in her locale.
Kishwar Bibi is 33 years of age, single and lives in the district of Tandoo Allah Yar, Sindh. She has a family of seven. She works from home to stitch curtains and quilt covers.
Zeb-un-Nisa lives is in a small neighborhood of Hyderabad with her husband and their two daughters. Zeb-un-Nisa has a small confectionary shop where she sells different sweets.
Sughra Ameen is a resident of Tandoo Allah Yar district in the Sindh province. She is 39 and lives with her family of six, which includes her husband and their five children.
Ambreen is 34 and divorced. She lives in a small neighborhood of Hyderabad, Sindh, with her family. She has three children, who are going to school.
Rasheedan Bibi is 48 years old and lives in Tandoo Allah Yar. She is married and a mother to eight children. She has a small business of collecting cloth trimmings.
Bhagwani belongs from a poor family, residing in a small district of Sindh called Tandoo Allah Yar. At 38 she is married and a mother to four children.
Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
Muhammad Hanif is a local of the district of Mirpur in Azad Kashmir. He is 28 and married, with two sons. Both his sons go to school. He struggles endlessly to earn for his family.
Sohail is a young individual of 22, and is single. He lives in the area of Latifabad, in the city of Hyderabad. He works at a lathe machine, making various tools and equipment.
Ummat Bibi is 52, married and has three children. Belonging to a poor family background she was never able to give her children the privilege of education.
Sakina Bibi is a resident of the small town of Tandoo Allah Yar, located in interior Sindh. She is 48 years old and married, with six children.
At the age of 39, Meena Bibi is extremely skilled at performing applique work. For over four years, she has been engaged in making applique bed, quilt and cushion covers, duvets and other bed linens.
Parveen Bano is an extremely skilled embroidery artist. She runs an embroidery business, where she makes traditional fancy clothes for women, that are usually worn on formal events
Pathani Bibi is a young and ambitious woman, aged 20. She is married and has three children, two of whom go to school. She is an embroidery artist and works from her home.
Imran, aged 23, is a polio survivor and hence is disabled. He resides with his family of 11 in Tando Allah Yar. He repairs motors, winds and also sells electric spares parts.
Fatima is 36 years of age and lives is in a small neighbourhood of Tandoo Allah Yar district in interior Sindh, with her husband and their seven children.
Hameeda Mubeen is 46 years old and lives in Hyderabad city. She runs a grocery store in her neighborhood, selling various household commodities.
Zuhra is 36 years old and lives in the small town of Latifabad, situated in Hyderabad, Sindh. \Zuhra works from home by making traditional bangles.
Razia is married and manages a household of six members. She is a mother to five children; four daughters and a son. Her husband used to work as a carpenter.
Noor Bano is a resident of the small town of Tandoo Allah Yar. She is 48 and married. She has four children, two of whom are receiving education.
At the age of 42, Shakeela is a relentlessly hard working person. She runs a small business of sewing curtains used in rickshaws. She has been doing this work for over 15 years.
Zarina Begum is 47 years old and married. She has twelve children, seven of whom are currently enrolled in schools. She runs a small confectionaries store in her neighbourhood.
Bushra is married and lives in the small district of Tandoo Allah Yar. She works as a seamstress from home in order to contribute something to her family’s inadequate income.
Zubaida is 38 years old and a small business owner. She runs a small applique work business from home. She has been doing this work for the past five years.
Muhammad Hafeez is 42, and is a resident of Kareem Pura, Peshawar. He runs his embroidery business, where he crafts ladies fancy clothes.
Shareefan is 47 years old and married. She lives in a small area of Hyderabad city called Latifabad. She has four children; three sons and a daughter.
Sakina is a 40-year-old widow. She is a resident of Tando Allah yar. She has four children. She essentially makes clay pots and utensils used in both decoration as well as cooking.
Raheema is a strong, self-sufficient woman who has been self-employed for over 25 years. She is a resident of Tandoo Allah Yar and lives with her family of four.
Shehnaz is a resident of Hyderabad, Sindh. She lives with her husband and their three children. Shehnaz herself is a self-made and hard working woman.
At the age of 37, Hakim Zadi is a highly accomplished embroidery artisan. She works on women’s shawls and chaddars to make exquisite hand embroidery designs.