Meet Nazia Iqbal, a resident of Bahawalpur, and a fresh graduate of the fashion wear course at the Kaarvan Institute. Nazia began her journey in the garment industry as a low-key stitcher, often underpaid for hours of her laborious input. Today, she’s confident enough to dream about the future of her brand competing among high-end pret lines.
Nazia is currently an active participant, not only in her household but in the economy. She states, “I can now demand the value of my work. I envision my work to become a household name.” Living with her husband, she has managed to set up a system whereby she saves her income for the future. Her main aim; to become empowered enough to sustain her family.
Nazia is one of the many women who have come to Kaarvan Crafts Foundation and graduated with skills that they can use for their economic empowerment. She’s the hope that keeps us driven towards our mission as we see her and many like her stand up and take control of their lives.