ISLAMABAD: United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Entrepreneurs Project, has helped increase the incomes of 75,000 families in Pakistan over the past three years.
From June 2011 to August 2014, USAID’s Entrepreneurs Project led strategic economic development initiatives in 26 districts across Pakistan to foster the development of Pakistan’s honey, medicinal and aromatic plants, hand-embellished fabrics, and dairy sectors. The project successfully increased the incomes of 75,000 beneficiaries, the majority of whom were women.
Nancy Estes, Deputy Mission Director of USAID, said, “The Entrepreneurs Project exceeded all expectations by raising average monthly incomes of 75,000 beneficiaries by an incredible 147%. Congratulations to the project team