What is KhudKaar?
KhudKaar is a social initiative for poverty alleviation through capacity-building programs. We dream to make Layyah poverty-free by 2030.
What is KhudKaar House?
KhudKaar House is a community center based in Layyah where all of our capacity-building workshops are conducted. The center has a stitching station with 15 sewing machines, a computer lab with 10 computers, and a library with over 1000 books. The center also has a separate studio room for content creation.
What is The K Store?
The K Store is an ecommerce store run by KhudKaar to generate revenue through sales. It hosts an original collection of designs by women artisans in Layyah.
How the model of poverty alleviation works?
At KhudKaar House, we enroll a person for a period of six months in our capacity building program. At our stitching station, they learn how to stitch and design. Their collection is then displayed on our online store as well as in the physical store at Layyah. 35% of the profits go back to the KhudKaar House which we use for the payrolls of our employees and all the remaining profits go back to the women artisans who design the clothes.
Moreover, we enroll young students in our digital literacy program for a period of 6 months. They complete basic internet literacy courses in the first month and start advanced level courses in the second month. Their monthly progress is tracked and they are provided with individual progress plans every month. Our partner companies such as Daastan, provide them with part time job opportunities once they reach a certain level of a skill.
We make individual progress reports and keep the data of a whole family with us. Our team analyses it by the end of training and makes sure that we helped them with their food, education and health finances. If all three of these are not met at the end of our program, we enroll another member of the same family in our capacity building program and help them to manage all these finances.
How can you help?
You can help by partnering with KhudKaar. You can pledge a fixed amount for a period of six months and help us pull a family out of poverty. If you are an organization/company which hires remote employees, you can partner with us to provide those employment opportunities to our incubates. We can put you in touch with any skilled individual you want.
Reach out to us at [email protected] or whatsapp at +923178245227