SPO in collaboration with Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands imparts training for rural women in Sindh for making of PPE, including face masks, gowns and gloves.
Women from 15 villages in three districts of Sindh, namely Badin, Tando Muhammad Khan and Hyderabad, have started making personal protective equipment (PPE) at home, which will be sold in the market as a means to earn income.
These rural women were imparted training for making PPE, including face masks, gowns and gloves, under an initiative jointly taken by the Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO), a village support body, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The initiative was taken to help these women continue to earn a living amid challenging times following the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic.
Recognising their plight, the SPO provided women from such households in 15 villages with sewing, machines, fabric and other necessary material for the preparation of PPE. They will then work independently to prepare, package, tag and brand their products, in line with the market demand.