USAID - Entrepreneurs | Pakistan

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The Entrepreneurs project increased the incomes of over 75,000 microentrepreneurs and small enterprise owners, the majority of whom were women, throughout four provinces of Pakistan. MEDA built and strengthened local institutions to support these entrepreneurs and cultivated sustainable marketing entities to develop innovative approaches to promote project clients and their products in domestic and global markets. The project focused on individuals who worked in the sectors of dairy, honey/beeswax, medicinal plants and embellished fabrics.

Due to the devastating floods which overwhelmed Pakistan in 2010, as well as the on-going conflict in a number of provinces, MEDA was also involved in recovery assistance to 42,000 families in some of the most severely impacted regions.


Project Quick Facts

Goal: To increase the incomes of 75,000 microentrepreneurs and small enterprise owners, the majority of whom were women.

Reached: Over 79,000 Microentrepreneurs in the dairy, honey/beeswax, medicinal plants and embellished fabrics sectors. Signed MOUs with four business to assume operations after the project ended.

Funding: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Project length: 2009-2014