Learning, Unlocking, Accessing the Market

The lack of innovative market linkage solutions has been recognised as an important constraint on the effectiveness of vocational training programs by the Government of Punjab, DFID and PSDF. Therefore, Kaarvan is continuous trying to experiment and conceive an innovative market-linkage solution that is cost-effective, scalable and sustainable. In 2015 Kaarvan partnered with Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) in order to expand the traditional training services provision model. Opportunities to access the apparel industry through increased entrepreneurial and business trainings were provided.

400 female artisans in 54 villages of Bahawalnagar and Bahawalpur
were given tools to open doors to commercial markets.

Market Bridges

Built 411 Bridges

between the women and the local markets
Market Linkage Training

Grass Roots Training

in 54 villages in the districts of Bahawalnagar and Bahawalpur
Market Sales Agents

26 Sales Agents

mediating the distance between market and women

Built 411 Bridges

between the women and the local markets

Grass Roots Training

in 54 villages in the districts of Bahawalnagar and Bahawalpur

26 Sales Agents

mediating the distance between market and women