Growing Network of Change Markers

Growing Network of Change Markers

The British Asian Trust, a premier development organization in the UK, identified Kaarvan Crafts Foundation as a ‘High Impact Organization’ in 2014. Since then a strategic partnership has been established to build Kaarvan’s institutional capacity and create sustainable change together.

Crescent Textile Mills (Crestex) is a vertically integrated composite textile unit, and engaged in supreme quality manufacturing of yarn, greige/processed fabrics,  home textile, and institutional garments. Being one of the largest exporters of home textiles in Pakistan, Crestex partner with Kaarvan to  extend its reach to the rural villages. And also further develop hand embroidery designs with the local  female artisans.

Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy is a non-profit organization partnered with Kaarvan for social development in Pakistan.

The Department for International Development is a United Kingdom government department financially aids Kaarvan’s social projects in mobilizing, training and empowering rural communities located in remote villages of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA), an international development agency, partnered with Kaarvan in 2008 to run a project in Punjab and KPK, whereby women from low-income, under privileged areas would be capacitated to become economic actors.

HomeNet South Asia, an organization working for home-based workers   partnered with Kaarvan  in 2012 to train 200 women  as micro-entrepreneurs  in a yearlong project.

Kaarvan has formed a strategic partnership with Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF), a semi-governmental organization that is working towards the Punjab Growth Strategy by providing skills training services all over the province. As an implementation partner Kaarvan contributes to policy formation regarding field practices of community building and skill services.

Center for Economic Research Pakistan (CERP) is an impact evaluation-focused research center that informs development policy and practice through rigorous socio-economic research.  In 2015 Kaarvan partnered  with CERP to develop  pioneering market linkages model for rural women.

City & Guilds is a global leader in skills development. Provide accreditation, qualifications and consultancy on skills to Kaarvan — helping the organization move in positive direction.