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.
posted 58d ago
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.
posted 80d ago
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.
posted 80d ago
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.
posted 92d ago
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
posted 98d ago