The most fascinating chapter of the KHDP was the transfer of ownership to the women artisans in 2006. The project was divested into 5 independent women owned handicraft companies to ensure the sustainability of the impact of the programme. Four of the companies were formed by the group of artisans working in secondary production units and the fifth one comprised of the artisans and women employees working in central production and marketing units during the project phase. These companies were registered under companies ordinance. The women groups went through painstaking capacity building process in order to graduate from ‘workers to owner’ and from ‘employees to employers.
These companies are now independently managing their own businesses including production and marketing. KADO is still providing overall supervision and helps in book-keeping, marketing and linkages creation for the companies.
Visit the below links for specific information about the companies.
- Women Arts and Crafts Karimabad
- Karakoram Handicrafts Karimabad
- Bibi Khatija Handicraft Mayun
- Darul Hunnar Nasirabad
- Silk Route Handicrafts Ghulkin
- Women Arts & Crafts
- Karakoram Handicrafts
- Bibi Khatija Handicraft
- Silk Route Handicrafts
- Darul Hunar
The company, based at Karimabad, is owned and managed by six (6) women professionals (the former workers of KHDP Secondary Production Unit Karimabad) and is registered under the companies’ ordinance 1984. Approximately 450 poor women artisan are engaged as direct beneficiaries with the company.
Malika Zohra Chief Executive
Mahi Parveen Managing Director
Meher Parwar Director
Shahida Begum Director
Shams ul Nisa Director
Safina Bano Director
Women Art & Craft Pvt.(Ltd)
Baltit Fort Chowk, Karimabad, Hunza
Phone # : +92-5813-457566
Cell # : +92-343-5269462/+92-343-5547304
The company, based at Karimabad, is owned and managed by twelve (12) women professionals (the former women employees of KHDP Central Production Unit) and is registered under the companies’ ordinance 1984. Approximately 500 poor women artisan are engaged as direct beneficiaries with the company.
Salma Ali Chief Executive
Sheraz Bano Managing Director
Zahida Bano Director
Shahida Daulat Director
Nilofer Mustafa Director
Yasmeen Ali Director
Shahida Salman Director
Shahida Shah Rais Director
Husan Karim Director
Feroza Khan Director
Anjum Sultan Director
Karakoram Handicraft Pvt. (Ltd)
Faisal Market Near F.G Girls High School
Phone # : +92-5813-457237
Cell # : +92-344-9442361/+92-346-9868860
Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Bibi Khatija Handicraft (Pvt) Ltd, based in Mayun, lower Hunza is owned and managed by 6 (six) women professionals (the former workers of KHDP Secondary Production Unit Mayun) and is registered under the companies’ ordinance 1984. Approximately 200 poor women artisan are engaged as direct beneficiaries with the company.
Shamim Ara Chief Executive
Shahina Parveen Managing Director
Naheed Akhtar Director
Salima Bano Director
Aliya Fahmi Director
Chashman Pari Director
Bibi Khadijha Hadicraft Pvt.(Ltd)
Village Mayoon Near F.G Middle School,
Cell # : +92-342-5185038/355-5108993
Silk Route Handicraft (Pvt.) Ltd., based at Ghulkin, upper Hunza is owned and managed by 6 (six) women (former workers of SPU Ghulkin). The company was registered in 2007 under companies ordinance 1984.
Approximately 120 poor women artisan of the valley are engaged as direct beneficiaries of the company.
Haj Bibi Chief Executive
Dur-e-Jehan Managing Director
Amir Afzoon Director
Zahida Sultana Director
Dur-e- Sultana Director
Amna Sultana Director
Slik Route Handicraft Pvt.(Ltd)
Village Ghulkin, Gojal Hunza
Phone # : +92-5813-400387
Cell # : +92-343-5547168
Darul Hunar (pvt) Ltd, based at Nasirabad, lower Hunza is owned and managed by another six (6) professionals (former workers of SPU Nasirabad). The company was registered in 2007 as private company under companies’ ordinance 1984. Approximately 210 poor women artisan of the locality are engaged as direct beneficiaries of the company.
Zewar Bano Chief Executive
Mahi Taban Managing Director
Khan Bibi Director
Noor Jehan Director
Gulshan Pari Director
Khush Noudi Director
Dar-ul-Hunar Handicraft Pvt.(Ltd)
Main KKH ,Naisrabad lower Hunza
Cell # : +92-343-5128966