Working and Living Conditions

Working and Living Conditions: workers’ rights, working and living conditions

Lahore, PakistanLahore, Pakistan
Project Stage:
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Working Women in third world countries for sewing in apparel industry can attain good environment, earn good amount, get free of harassment on working places, can give quality time to their kids and family, can do work at suitable schedule, no working hour limits. 

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if working women in apparel manufacturer market would never go to work while earning their livelihood.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

This idea is trying to address the problem regarding working women who sew apparel factories. They have to give most of their time in factory mostly more then 8 working hours, they do overtime also. This condition prevents them to give proper time to their household which their family requires. They usually face harassment issues in working places, & they are less payed some women stop working for these reasons and face financial crises.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The proposed solution is to provide the working opportunities at home to the women in apparel factories. They can be provided sewing machines and granted with a good sewing rate for they might have to pay the electricity bills. It will reduce the energy cost to denim factories. This is how working women can attain good environment, earn good amount, get free of harassment on working places, can give quality time to their kids and family, can do work at their working schedule, no working our limits, only they have to complete the assignment of sewing in the time limit. In the countries like Pakistan and India where denim factories are in thousands and millions of women working in them it could be respectable and healthy earning to the women.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

There are many examples of working women at home in third world countries. They are very perfect in quality. Most of this kind of activity is done by a small group of 5 to 6 women at home on women embroidery and other apparels, they need a small investment mostly provided by organizations working for women entrepreneurship if some how they could not get investment loan or could not make place in market for their products then what they would have to do? This idea talks about individuals who have no need for investment loan and no need to form a group and no need to go for marketing, they just need to work at home and all other affairs depend on manufacturer.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

This is only an idea yet. The impact of this work can be seen in other like minded examples of the strategies of domestic earning women in the filed of sewing of cloths. The future impact of this project would be building a healthy and handsome earning for women working in factories.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

We will engage marketing organizations, bloggers and charities to bring awareness to consumers for working women rights. we will make awareness in this regard with different brands that they should work with the manufacturers who are instituting working women rights. We will also work with the Pakistani Government on collaborating with the federal Partnership for domestic working women privileges.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Consumer market and investors in apparel industry make it sustainable.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Domestic apparel industries are mostly is done by a small group of 5 to 6 women at home who put a small investment loan, mostly provided by organizations working for women entrepreneurship, which they have to return. This idea difference from these approaches and talks about individuals who have no need for investment loan and no need to form a group and no need to walk through marketing, they just need to work at home and all the other affairs depend on manufacturer.

Founding Story

This idea has come from my childhood when I saw my mother working in an apparel factory on sewing machine. She spend 10 years in the factory and most of the time in the year we saw her going to work when we were getting ready for school saw her coming back from factory when we were getting ready to go to bed. This experience made me realize that their are millions of women working in factories in Pakistan and they are going through the same condition which we faced. It would be good enough if they are provided opportunity of working at their home.


Raja Shaleem Khalid Masih Wasim Ghouri Hadayat M Assi Shahzad Salamat Irum Samuel
Value Chain: Where does your work fit into the apparel value chain? [check all that apply]


Your Role: What is your relationship to the apparel industry? [check all that apply]

Auditor, Consumer, Retail Representative - Department Store.

Target Population: What stakeholder groups do you engage or empower in your work? [check all that apply]

Auditors, Brands, Consumers, Corporations, Designers, Factory Owners, Technologists, Trading Companies, Women, Youth.

● Intervention Focus: What are you trying to achieve / influence? [check all that apply]

Labor Rights (i.e. Collective Bargaining, etc.), Physical Working Conditions.

Lever for Change: Select up to 3 ways your work is helping to transform the industry.

Organizing, Policy, Standards.

Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers?

A Job is Not Enough: Low-Income Workers Cannot Secure Long-Term Well-Being.

Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below?

Activate Local Know-how for Driving Solutions: Build Opportunities for Workers to Become Leaders, Disrupt Business as Usual: Target Key Players Who Can Influence the Bottom Line.

Innovation Inspiration: When you first conceived of your project, did you think of it as applicable to the apparel industry?


If you answered "no" to the previous question, which industry was your project originally aimed at transforming?

● Replicating in the Apparel Industry: If your project didn't initially target the apparel industry, how are you specifically tailoring it to do so now?
Are you nurturing or inspiring others to be changemakers? If so, how?

I am a part of the organizing team of TEA TALK (a learning revolution) An Startup Mentoring & Networking Forum

● Tell us about the partnerships that enhance your approach. How have you collaborated with others in the industry to increase your impact?