Pakistan Straw Bale and Appropriate Building Organization (Pakistan)
Pakistan Straw Bale and Appropriate Building Organization (PAKSBAB) is an international group that teaches and promotes the use of straw bale and other appropriate building methods for safe construction practices in Pakistan. The straw buildings are designed to be earthquake resistant, energy efficient, and to utilize local labor and materials.
SHARE Sponsored Programs:
The SHARE Institute provided PAKSBAB with a mini-grant for female vocational training courses. Twenty-five female trainees were taught basic mathematics, stitching, tailoring, hand embroidery, crochet and knitting. These skills allowed under privileged women to make sweaters, lace, and scarves to start their own businesses and generate their own incomes.