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  • Fouad Bajwa
    Vote for First Pakistani Finalist of Shell s World Challenge Source: http://www.theworldchallenge.co.uk/html/project08_hashoo.html Plan Bee The Hashoo
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      Vote for First Pakistani Finalist of Shell's World Challenge
      Source: http://www.theworldchallenge.co.uk/html/project08_hashoo.html

      Plan Bee
      The Hashoo Foundation - Pakistan

      The Hashoo Foundation is sweetening the deal for the women beekeepers
      of northern Pakistan, by selling their top-quality honey in luxury
      hotels.

      The former kingdom of Gilgit in Pakistan is among the poorest and most
      isolated regions in the country. The towns are conservative and
      male-dominated - a place where women are not much seen, let alone
      heard.

      One of the few income opportunities for women is beekeeping. The
      unique flora of the region makes for a superior honey that should
      command a premium price. The hard part is getting the honey to market.
      That's where the Hashoo Foundation comes in. It takes the women's
      honey, processes and packages it, and sells it in the high-end shops
      and hotels of Pakistan's capital Islamabad.

      Profits go straight back to Gilgit, where they have a big impact on
      the women's lives. As the Foundation's Sarah Hashwani explains, "We're
      not interested in just helping them earn more money - we want to see
      that their children are better educated, that they have access to
      healthcare, that the have better sanitation in the houses and that
      they have better nutrition."

      If you believe in this project, vote for this Pakistani initiative
      here: http://www.theworldchallenge.co.uk/html/vote.php?project=5

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      Regards.
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      Fouad Bajwa
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