Women we work for
Being poor in Pakistan is a "sentence for life". A life of pain, misery & hunger. A life you wish you never had. Add women next to the word "poor" and thats whats at the bottom of pit.
These women face natural disasters/conflicts/ social exclusion, hardship & distress. They are harassed, burnt & beaten to death, yet there's is an untold story.
They don't even earn enough to meet the basic nutriton needs! 1 women dies for for every 89 children born. Of the 14 million child labourers in the country, 45% are girls. They are forced into child marriages, abuse and bonded labor.
How Its Done
We help women with short term crisis aid, counselling, skill development, business support and micro grants & aid.
Working philosophy--- Giving women confidence & skills to rebuild their lives. The idea is to make these women access basic necessities of life as keeping the stove burning, putting food on their plate and living a life of dignity.
By empowering them to be "agents of change", we ensure they play their role in community development as sending their children to school, understanding their responsibilities and becoming donors from beneficiaries.
Impact & Results
Floods in Pakistan were termed as the biggest disaster on earth. When entire villages were washed away, food perished & people were forced to drink water with remains of dead animals and humans
BBC covered our work-- SAF, its members, donors & volunteers became the ray of hope for over 100,000 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: the worst hit province.
In eight years we have worked with government, public, and private sector to introduce products that have provided employment and economic opportunities to over 200,000 women across eight countries