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The need is greater than ever 

COVID-19 has devastated all aspects of life across South Asia, particularly for women and girls; children are at greater risk of exploitation, the mental health crisis has deepened, education is on hold and livelihoods have been wiped out overnight.   

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But there is hope

Our vital work enables people in the poorest parts of South Asia to be free from poverty.   


This includes our innovative Livelihoods programme that equips women with the new skills, knowledge and confidence needed to earn a decent living in a post-COVID South Asia.  


As a result, more women will escape the cycle of poverty, enabling them to feed and support their families and keep them safe from exploitation.   

Your donation will be doubled! 

Give before 31 May 2021 and your donation will be doubled by the UK government.    


Your generous support will enable the British Asian Trust to deliver all our vital work across South Asia, so that we can support people in the poorest parts of the region, particularly women, whose lives have been devastated by COVID-19.  


Match funding from the UK government will be used to fund our innovative Women’s Economic Empowerment programme in Pakistan, which will equip women with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to find a job or start their own business in a post-COVID world.   


With your support, we can double our impact and transform more lives together.   

How your donation will make a difference


could pay for one woman to attend our business and entrepreneurship workshops, equipping her with basic skills needed to run her own business.


could pay for a woman in a rural community to receive the training, equipment and raw materials needed to run her own farming business and earn a sustainable income. 


could pay for four women led businesses to receive our Digital Enablement programme, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to digitise the operations and marketing of their businesses and increase their revenues.

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