Kaarvan Crafts Foundation was established in 2004 as a Not-for-Profit company registered under Section 32 and licensed under Section 42 of Companies Ordinance, 1984 Pakistan. Since then, it has successfully carried out diverse projects in remote villages of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Kaarvan Crafts Foundation was established in 2004 as a Not-for-Profit company registered under Section 32 and licensed under Section 42 of Companies Ordinance, 1984 Pakistan. Since then, it has successfully carried out diverse projects in remote villages of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Kaarvan fully embodies its Persian name, which means in the

pursuit of people

Kaarvan strives to create a world of cooperation and collaboration where men and women stand side by side as equal participants. More interrogation of our societies, our relationships, our lives and imagine / create a new way of being and living.

November 10,2004

Inception

A small group of dedicated professionals gather around the idea of gender responsibility and economic participation as a social enterprise.

November 10, 2004

Inception

A small group of dedicated professionals gather around the idea of gender responsibility and economic participation as a social enterprise.

June 9, 2008

Pathways & Pursestrings

The Pathways and Purse-strings project began with the aim to enable 8000 rural women with skills and market knowledge to sell their products in urban markets.

June 9, 2008

Pathways & Pursestrings

The Pathways and Purse-strings project began with the aim to enable 8000 rural women with skills and market knowledge to sell their products in urban markets.

March 5, 2012

Reaching the Marginalized with HomeNet South Asia

Outreach initiative in the rural districts of Bahawalpur and Lodhran. Training women in the skills of mukesh, tarkashi, product planning and leadership.

March 5, 2012

Reaching the Marginalized with HomeNet South Asia

Outreach initiative in the rural districts of Bahawalpur and Lodhran. Training women in the skills of mukesh, tarkashi, product planning and leadership.

February 2, 2013

Skills For Market 2013-14

1500 women trained in market skills. 60 women linked to the market. Established skill development centers in 2 districts, 225 villages with 225 trainers.

February 2, 2013

Skills For Market 2013-14

1500 women trained in market skills. 60 women linked to the market. Established skill development centers in 2 districts, 225 villages with 225 trainers.

June 18, 2014

Skills For Market 2014-15

1520 women trained in market skills. 60 women linked to the market. Established skill development centers in 2 districts, 225 villages with 240 trainers.

June 18, 2014

Skills For Market 2014-15

1520 women trained in market skills. 60 women linked to the market. Established skill development centers in 2 districts, 225 villages with 240 trainers.

May 11, 2015

Learning, Unlocking, Accessing the Market

In collaboration with the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan, the Market Linkages project has turned out to be extremely successful in giving the women an opportunity to sell to high quality markets. This has led to talented women capturing market shares in the apparel industry.

May 11, 2015

Learning, Unlocking, Accessing
the Market

In collaboration with the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan, the Market Linkages project has turned out to be extremely successful in giving the women an opportunity to sell to high quality markets. This has led to talented women capturing market shares in the apparel industry.

May 11, 2015

Skills For Employability

Life skills and Business Management Training to enable women to become self-sufficient market players and work as micro-entrepreneurs.

May 11, 2015

Skills For Employability

Life skills and Business Management Training to enable women to become self-sufficient market players and work as micro-entrepreneurs.

July 7, 2015

Kaarvan’s Training Institute

Built one of its pioneer Training Institutes. Realizing the necessity for an ongoing process driven vocational center, the Institute has been established to house courses for the Apparel industry.

July 7, 2015

Kaarvan’s Training Institute

Built one of its pioneer Training Institutes. Realizing the necessity for an ongoing process driven vocational center, the Institute has been established to house courses for the Apparel industry.

November 11, 2016

Farm Home Care

Expanding the area of work into family based livestock farming. Six project-associates provide such training in the regions of Okara, Kasur and Nankana. Educating best diary and livestock farming practices to 3,000 female trainees.

November 11, 2016

Farm Home Care

Expanding the area of work into family based livestock farming. Six project-associates provide such training in the regions of Okara, Kasur and Nankana. Educating best diary and livestock farming practices to 3,000 female trainees.

August 15, 2017

Expanding Market Participation Digitally With British Asian Trust

Building on top of previous learnings of market linkage interventions. Working with British Asian Trust to help identify learnings of what works and what does not work at regional and international level of development work.

August 15, 2017

Expanding Market Participation Digitally With British Asian Trust

Building on top of previous learnings of market linkage interventions. Working with British Asian Trust to help identify learnings of what works and what does not work at regional and international level of development work.

October 15, 2017

Celebrated International Rural Women’s Day

Bridging the distance between urban and rural women through creative workshops held at multiple institutions such as Training Institute in Kasur, BNU and LUMS. Mainstreaming a gender perspective through radio, social media engagement and press releases.

October 15, 2017

Celebrated International Rural Women’s Day

Bridging the distance between urban and rural women through creative workshops held at multiple institutions such as Training Institute in Kasur, BNU and LUMS. Mainstreaming a gender perspective through radio, social media engagement and press releases.

October 27, 2017

Bending Gender Rules

Kaarvan collaborated with Aitchison College in their annual 2017 Art Fest using art as medium for creative expression and social awareness regarding gender responsibility. Through the informal set-up of photo-booth and a giant paper scroll spread across the table – the prompt asked participants: If you could bend a gender rule…what would you do?

October 27, 2017

Bending Gender Rules

Kaarvan collaborated with Aitchison College in their annual 2017 Art Fest using art as medium for creative expression and social awareness regarding gender responsibility. Through the informal set-up of photo-booth and a giant paper scroll spread across the table – the prompt asked participants: If you could bend a gender rule…what would you do?