SKT Welfare’s Livelihood Project is extended in other directions. Many women living in poverty, and lacking financial independence, education and choice, turn to garment-manufacture, and again SKT Welfare has stepped in to help them.
Our first sewing project in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan, comprised a three-month course, in which expert trainers taught stitching and embroidery - and provided practical experience in cutting and sewing clothes for women and children. On completion, all students were given their own sewing machine – newly empowered to break the vicious cycles of poverty that limits them, and given dignity and a resource to become financially independent.
SKT Welfare’s Izzat ki rozi project enables people from poverty-stricken backgrounds to up skill themselves and be able to earn an income to support themselves and their families, and ultimately live a life of dignity.
As part of this project, we help people to establish small shops at home and supply them with one months of stock, whilst teaching them how to budget and run their small business. The profits made from the sales of the items can be used to cover expenses such as rent, school fees, food, and medicine.
“My name is Saima, and I have 4 children; 2 daughters and 2 sons. My husband left me and later I found out that he re-married. In that same time, my younger brother got killed, he was the sole support for my parents. I tried a lot to find work but it was very difficult because of my baby. Wherever I went, I was told: I need to leave my baby at home. My other children were not old enough to be able to look after their baby brother. My elderly parents were also not able to help me. On some days I felt so helpless that I thought about leaving my children and committing suicide.”
SKT Welfare helped Salma open a grocery shop and provided her with one month’s supply of stock.
“Because of your help I will run this shop for the sake of my children and because of SKT Welfare and the donors, I will be able to feed my children. I will always be grateful to you; may Allah give you more.” Salma
Currently, SKT’s Livelihood Projects are focused in Pakistan but plans to launch further Projects in Yemen, Syria, Africa, and Bangladesh.
For this expansion, we need your help. Compare your life with these women. Can you honestly say that you lack a roof over your head, fresh running water, a bathroom, a flushable toilet, a bed to lay your head, and food on the table? Imagine your daily life with none of these things. Now imagine the hope of a better future.
Help us to help them - to improve their lives, develop their livelihoods, so that you, with your charity, and we, with our expertise, can work together, re-build their lives, give them the dignity of being self-supporting, and by sustaining their new-found livelihoods, build a future – for them, their families, and their children...
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “The best of charity is when a Muslim gains knowledge and then teaches it to his Muslim brother.”
Women like Salma need your help for a better future. Our Livelihood projects are Zakat eligible but also a Sadaqah Jariah for your Akhirah.
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