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      Background  
        Pakistan supplies around 70% of the world’s footballs, with an estimated 44,000 men and women stitchers in the Sialkot region of Pakistan involved in the production of 35 million footballs every year. International campaigns in the 1990s have succeeded in virtually eliminating child Labour by gradually moving production away from home based stitchers to independently monitored stitching centers and providing constructive alternatives for children such as basic education and skills training. The centers are operated by the main factories or by subcontractors and are segregated by gender to comply with religious and cultural values. However, low pay and a lack of social benefits remain issues for workers in the industry.  
    Success Stories
     
      Medical Program
    Nasreen Bibi is working as Football Stitcher for Talon Sports Private limited in Propy Nagra center sub center to Gillan Chak (Main Center of Talon Sports) from last three years. Nasreen Bibi was continuously feeling severe pain in her neck. She was well aware of Talon Fair Trade program and after getting the permission from her supervisor for medical ...
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      Micro Credit Program
    On Friday, I had an opportunity of meeting a lady named Zahida Parveen, a practical picture of above saying of George Bernard Shaw. At the age of fifty with her wrinkled hands and weakening physical strength she was busy in handling customers when I entered in her shop. In the time we spent together her conversation shows her remarkable level of motivation ...
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