Marginalised Community

Inclusivity is one of our core values and, aligned with this value, our objective is to economically empower the marginalised communities, primarily people with disabilities, transgenders, and refugees that are living in Pakistan. As per statistics, 1.8 million people fall within these groups, and we aspire to equip these people with the relevant skills and capacity so that they can think beyond immediate daily survival and exercise greater control over both their resources and life choices.

Purple Tuesday

SEED Ventures, as Purple Tuesday Pakistan, is leading the charge with Purple Tuesday, a global movement dedicated to enhancing customer experiences for people with disabilities. As a leading advocate for disability inclusion, Purple Tuesday aligns perfectly with our mission to create a more inclusive and accessible world for all. We firmly believe in equal access to goods, services, and experiences for every individual, regardless of their abilities.

Empowering People with Disabilities

In 2017, SEED Ventures joined hands with NOWPDP to work together to effectively cater to the needs of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and ensure impact, leading to empowerment through entrepreneurship. This collaboration was focused on providing guidance and mentorship to PWDs who were finalists of Project Khud Mukhtar.

A business incubation cycle was designed for the participants of this project and a curriculum was developed exclusively for these incubatees. For curriculum development, orientations and focus group discussions were conducted to interview the prospective incubatees to understand their learning needs, challenges, and expectations. The findings were used to develop a curriculum and an incubation cycle that aptly served the personal development and enterprise development needs of the participants.

Enterprises Incubated

Trans-Community Development Programme

SEED Ventures partnered with the Pink Skills and Training Centre to uplift the transgender community of Pakistan with this programme. Through this partnership, both organisations worked together to empower and uplift the transgender community by working on educating the masses about the community, developing the entrepreneurial capacity of trans-women, and identifying and creating opportunities for employment and respectable work for the transgender community. The team also worked towards establishing economic and social justice for transgenders in Pakistan.

Enterprise Incubated
Enterprise Identified

Refugee Enterprise Development

Refugee Enterprise Development was a crucial initiative aimed at empowering refugees economically by providing them with opportunities for skill development and entrepreneurship. By focusing on the entrepreneurial development of refugees, SEED Ventures aimed to alleviate their reliance on assistance programmes and traditional employment, thereby reducing the strain on the country’s economy. Instead, we aimed to foster self-sufficiency and economic independence among refugees, enabling them to contribute positively to the national economy and increase their participation in the workforce.

Our vision for this programme was to equip refugees with the necessary skills, knowledge, and resources to establish and sustain their own businesses. Through tailored training programmes, mentorship, access to financing, and other support services, we aspired to unlock the entrepreneurial potential within refugee communities, creating pathways to economic prosperity and social integration. Ultimately, by empowering refugees to become active contributors to the GDP, we aim to foster greater resilience, dignity, and self-reliance among displaced populations.

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