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Heritage Foundation of Pakistan Survival of rural and local enterprises

After attending one such Green Livelihoods workshop last year, a team of six participants from the village Pillari 2 decided to make soaps from natural reetha (soap-nut). Little did they know that their micro-enterprise will not only help them make ends meet but also provide a valuable service during a grave emergency. With the onset of COVID-19, hand washing became essential to control the spread of the virus. This provided an opportunity to the reetha soap team to begin marketing their product as soon as there was a little relaxation in the lockdown. 

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Heritage Foundation of Pakistan Survival of rural and local enterprises

posted 58d ago

The legacy of the earth

http://www.abitare.it/it/habitat/patrimonio-storico/2017/05/20/donne-custodiscono-tradizioni-terra/

An exemplary case is Yasmeen Lari , the first Pakistani graduate in architecture (it was 1963) who in the last 12 years, after retiring, has become a sort of mentor who helps the population suffering from constant disasters - earthquakes and floods - in rebuild a life, starting from the roof of the house.

The legacy of the earth

posted 80d ago

Yasmeen Lari, L'architetta Scalza Che Ha Lasciato I Grandi Progetti Per Le Case Di Fango

Once back in Pakistan after graduating from Oxford, not many were willing to entrust contracts and construction sites to what was, at the time, the first architect in the country . Yet Yasmeen Lari , born in 1941, quickly overcame the obstacle of gender stereotype by becoming one of the most well-known and prolific architects in his country and beyond.

https://www.elledecor.com/it/people/a32103061/yasmeen-lari-architetta-pakistan/

Yasmeen Lari, L'architetta Scalza Che Ha Lasciato I Grandi Progetti Per Le Case Di Fango

posted 80d ago

Ration Distribution

On 7th April 2020, 250 ration bags were distributed amongst the families in Makli amid the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative was a result of a collaboration between Heritage Foundation and Rotary Club Karachi New Central.  The distribution took place at ZC3 with all the possible precautions taken. 

Ration Distribution

posted 92d ago

The barefoot architect: 'I was a starchitect for 36 years. Now I'm atoning'

She created gilded monuments to corporate excess. But now Yasmeen Lari is building mud huts for the poor. As she wins the Jane Drew prize, Pakistan’s first female architect looks back on an extraordinary life

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/apr/01/yasmeen-lari-pakistan-architect-first-female-jane-drew

The barefoot architect: 'I was a starchitect for 36 years. Now I'm atoning'

posted 98d ago