Impacting the Livelihood of Artisans
Project RANG, is the brainchild of IHT with the collaboration of The World Bank and the Japan Social Development Fund. Through project RANG, Indus Heritage has impacted the livelihood of over 2700 artisans in the rural areas of South Punjab and Sind, in a timespan of five years. Broadly defined, Phase 1 of the project initiated in 2014, focused on training artisans, mostly women, in a skill based craft, while Phase 2, the later part of the project, focused on the entrepreneurial aspects of running a business and supply chains. Within 5 years from inception, Project RANG grew to a large network of trained and skilled artisans across 8 districts in South Punjab and Sindh. The network is led and supported by IHT Head Office and an Artisan Design and Resource Center (ADRC) in Islamabad, two provincial centers called Common Facilitation Centers (CFC) and 17 Cluster Enterprises (CEs) supporting groups of artisans within villages in the various districts.