Environmental, Social and Governance model, of Hunarmund
We support small farmers who are growing Indigofera plants in the rural areas of Sindh, Pakistan. These rural areas include the district of Thatta, Khairpur, Manchar and Sanghar. Indigofera is a large kind of over 750 species of flowering plants belonging to the pea family Fabaceae. They are widely distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Indigo farmers have been trained and developed for making indigo dye from processing the leaves of Indigo plant. We are enabling them to package and sell their dye and connecting them to potential buyers. Moreover, the farmers’ community members are also being developed to create a value chain for Indigo and indigo dye. This is being done by enabling the women of those communities to do natural dye block printing and making finished, marketable products. They are then connected to end buyers to ensure their products are getting the exposure required to make sales and create income generation.
Pollution & Resources
We introduce waste management and reuse of wasted material amongst our stakeholders including artisans and small business owners in rural areas and slums of Pakistan. During the development projects we ensure to provide access to various waste bins and train the audience to dispose certain type of material in each of the waste bins. For example, if there is wasted fabric or raw materials, then it needs to be disposed in a different waste bin and if it’s plastic or wrappers then it needs to be disposed in a different waste bin. They are then explained the need to do that to ensure wasted material could be further reused.