In Pakistan about 24% of the total population is living below poverty line, while 7.7% people are unemployed (Pakistan Economic Survey 2007-08). To contribute towards poverty alleviation and creation of employment opportunities Muslim Aid Pakistan initiated Economic Empowerment Program.
To contribute towards poverty alleviation through Human Resource Development and provision of access to financial services, Muslim Aid initiated Economic Empowerment Programme (EEP) in Pakistan in 2007. Under EEP we are implementing “Micro-Enterprise Development Projects” (MEDP) in Rawalpindi and Chakwal. Similarly, skills development centers with brand name of “Muslim Aid Hunerkada” in Karachi, Chakwal and Jared were established.
In Hunerkada we are providing various sell able skills to young people especially women. After acquiring the skills they can either start some micro-enterprise or get some job.