Unemployed poor Youth get training business start up toolkits and grants
Islamic Relief Pakistan’s microfinance programme funded by The Scottish Government has continued to provide microenterprise development services to the ultrapoor. At a ceremony to mark the completion of their vocational training youth from poor families received start-up toolkits and grants, IRP Microfinance Programme Manger Jasim Sheikh mentioned “This was part of IRP’s commitment to help the ultra-poor become productive members of society.”
The selection process of the 170 young men and women who took part in the training was based on the levels of need and the poverty level of their households. All the families have been independently assessed as being so poor as to be eligible to receive zakat (Islamic charity for the very poor).
Islamic Relief Pakistan (2011) Unemployed poor youth get training, business start-up tool kits and grants,, Islamic Relief Pakistan, Islamabad, [Online] available at: http://www.islamic-relief.org.pk/index.php/media-centre/newsletters