Eight Pakistani female artisans from far-flung villages of Lahore, Bahawalpur, Vehari, Lodhran, Multan Kasur, Gujranwala, Nankana, Sheikhupura are tapping into opportunities and global economy via Aangan, a digital e-commerce platform. Kaarvan Crafts Foundation and Samsung are taking technology to the grassroots!
AanganPk.com is an encasement of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 5- Gender Equality and 9- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Kaarvan has created an online shop with, by and for rural artisans — digital courtyard where female artisans can upload their crafts — take orders, sell, and receive payments from national and international customers through Android Mobile Devices provided by Partner Samsung. This is a community-based project that is activating the fundamental human rights to educate and provide a tool for social mobilization.