Asha, 18, lives in Gilgit Baltistan, northern Pakistan an isolated and conservative area, where women are not seen as equal to men and are rarely given similar opportunities. 

Our partner's Women’s Vocational Training Centre (WVTC) helps marginalised and poorly educated women to gain vocational training, so they can lift themselves and their families out of poverty. 

Asha shares her story.

I come from a very poor family background.  My mother has been very unwell for a long time and I have not been able to go to school.

My father encouraged me to attend WVTC and I have studied for two years and have received advanced training in cutting, sewing and designing.   Now I work with the Life Stitch Centre and earn good money. I never thought that at such a young age I would be able to support my poor family.

I hope to become a very good designer and I want to be a witness to my God and want to respond to His calling on my life.”

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