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Khwendo Kor

The common man in Pakistan suffers on a daily basis. However, in this umbrella of the common man, there are sections which are much worse off than others. These include the women and children of the country, and in particular those that reside in the geographically far flung areas. Therefore, organizations which work for the betterment of these groups are an undeniably valuable asset to the country.

Khwendo Kor is one such organization. Based in the FATA region, this organization started off because the women in a locality needed a forum to address their issues from. This has developed so that the organization is now a true embodiment of its name which is a Pashto word meaning “sister’s home.” They work towards training and empowering women so that they are better equipped to improve their own lives as well as those of their families.

The Khwendo Kor program focuses on four main sectors namely civil rights, education, health and economic empowerment. The organization ensures that each and every one of their employs instills commitment, accountability, mutual respect and integrity in their work ethic in order to strive towards empowering women in far flung areas.

For more information, please log on to http://www.khwendokor.org.pk