March 18, 2005



Karachi British Women's Group meets SARID Piecemakers

Karachi, March 2005

The Piecemakers were honored to be invited by the Karachi based British Women’s Group (BWG) to display our quilts on March 8, 2005 after reading about our project in Dawn.

Our entourage consisted of Tahira Ahmed, Atiya Suhail, Salma Shakir, Zahida and Sumera. Zahida and Sumera are two of the women from the center whose participation in any outside event is vital to their development as future entrepreuneurs.

The women helped display the quilts and other smaller items (tea cozies, table runners, place mats etc.) that they had made. They watched and listened while we made the sales. This was their first experience and we know that they will gain confidence with time. While these women were shy and held back initially, we have seen them gain a lot of confidence over the months and realize that they will achieve self reliance.

Salma was asked to talk to the BWG for a few minutes about SARID, our mission and the various projects that we have undertaken. Tahira, Atiya and Salma all participated in the question & answer session afterwards.



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