Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Welfare Trust has always proven to be a worthy charitable organization in eliminating poverty and destitution. From supplying rickshaws to motorbikes in order to placate the poor’s concerns of earning a decent livelihood, Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Welfare Trust has never shied away from spending on the poor. To mark the international Women’s Day, the philanthropic organization partnered with Ehsaas foundation to provide sewing machines to women.
The noble gesture’s intent was to provide women with an equal opportunity in earning a decent living from their very own hands. With the sewing machines, poor women can now contribute to providing their families and themselves a better lifestyle and raise their living standards. One woman who was given the sewing machine voiced the positive effect the move would have on her.
“We can’t venture outside our homes to earn a living but with this sewing machine we can work from home and earn money.”, she stated.
Another woman expressed hope that owing to her child being a student, maybe now she could make ends meet with the sewing machine. Others stated their delight at getting the machine which they would otherwise obtain at an expensive rate from the market, a luxury most would not be able to achieve.
As goes the popular saying,”Give a man a fish, you feed him fro a day; teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This quote nearly sums up the initiative undertaken by Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Welfare Trust and Ehsaas foundation. The women were not handed monetary compensation or any form of financial benefit but were given something more; a means to earn. Women who have the ability and talent to stitch or sew can now harness their talents via the sewing machine and support their households. Not only will this affect the poor in a positive way but will enable a more economically viable society where begging and theft will be reduced, thanks to such efforts.