Encourage and support the rural women of Sindh!

Anum Shakeel
Posted October 1, 2019 from Pakistan
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TMC women volunteers with Ms. Anum Shakeel Founder, The Marketects Club (TMC) and Ms. Saeeda Bano Vice President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI)
Women Artisans!
Women Artisans!: Women artisans from less developed areas of the province participated in the exhibition (1/1)

The Marketectcs Club (TMC) supported the women entrepreneurs and artisans from less developed areas of the province in collaboration with Ministry of Women Development Department, Government of Sindh. Female volunteers of TMC along with president TMC Ms. Anum Shakeel participated and helped Ministry of Women Development to organize the exhibition at the local hotel. Exhibition was aimed at socio-economic development of skilled women from low-income group areas of Sindh. While promoting their skills, the women development department also wanted to provide them a direct access to national and international markets, eliminating the chances of exploitation by middlemen, adding that showcasing of products coming from the traditional cottage industries managed by rural women was initiated about eight years back.

The idea was to encourage and support the rural women who had difficulties in selling their products due to their poor marketing skills.

For the purpose, a comprehensive database of women artisans of Sindh was also maintained and orders were communicated to them directly. Moreover, various resource committees comprising resource persons, government officials and NGO representatives also worked at the district level to collect handicrafts from village women artisans. Representative from WDD said, More than 20 shows at the Expo Centre and various other places across the province had been arranged during the past few years, providing over 150 stalls to women artisans free of cost.

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Anita Shrestha
Oct 01
Oct 01

Dear Anum
Thank you for sharing this wonderful work of women. Keep it up continue

Anum Shakeel
Oct 02
Oct 02

Thank you Anita. Please share how your Ministry of Women Development is working. And What are there projects to support women. We can share ideas with each other and can compile a good feedback document to share with our institutions.

Anita Shrestha
Oct 02
Oct 02

Our ministry of women mostly focused on skill development of women is focused.
Detail plz see http://dwd.gov.np/en

Hello, Sister Anum,

Congratulations once again for the success of this event! Do you know that as an Ambassador, you can also include the World Pulse logo on whatever activities you plan to organize? Yes, you can!

Thank you for sharing! Have a great day!

Lisbeth
Oct 01
Oct 01

Dear Annum,
Congratulations! Yes that is a smart suggestion from Karen. Now I am also aware.
Thanks for sharing dear
Lizzy

Anum Shakeel
Oct 02
Oct 02

Thank you Karen. Oh that's great suggestion. Will keep you in loop for future events. Regards.

You're welcome, dear. Looking forward to it as always. :)

maeann
Oct 01
Oct 01

Hi Anum,

Thank you for sharing.

This is nice... I hope that the women in the rural area who attended will be more educated on how they can market their products.

Anum Shakeel
Oct 02
Oct 02

Hi Maeann. Thank you for the encouragement. We are trying to promote and encourage them. Hopefully, this will help them understand their product value. Ministry of Women have created the Display Centers for these Women and trying really hard to help them practically.

Jill Langhus
Oct 02
Oct 02

Hello Dear Anum,

How are you doing, dear? Thanks for sharing your lovely and empowering photos and update. I love how all the women have such an individual, colorful dress style:-) Let us know if you end up collaborating with Anita. We would love to hear about it!

Hope you're doing well, and having a great week!

XX

Anum Shakeel
Oct 02
Oct 02

Hi Jill, I was just trying to figure out the focus of Nepal Women Ministry. I would love to know other countries as well. Who ever wants to contribute on this thought is more then welcome. If there is anything we can adopt from any of the sister's country we can prepare a report and represent our selves in our Ministry. I would like to know the focus of your Country's Ministry as well.

Jill Langhus
Oct 02
Oct 02

Hi Anum!

Oh, I see:-) I don't know to be honest. I'm spiritual and not religious so I'm not following that topic. Good luck, though!