Fellow Since 2007
This description of Aysha Saifuddin's work was prepared when Aysha Saifuddin was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
As microfinance has become more readily available, many women in rural and suburban areas of Pakistan have started to earn incomes, but social norms and taboos serve to restrict their access to markets. Aysha Saifuddin is creating production houses for women and providing foothold access to national and international markets by creating a shareholder company: Kaarvan.
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