ISLAMABAD (PR): Shell Pakistan Limited’s (SPL) Tameer programme has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CARE International in Pakistan, to partner and engage with over 1,000 women beneficiaries of CARE’s Pakistan Community Infrastructure Improvement Project (CIIP).  The two year-long partnership between Shell Tameer and CARE Pakistan aims at creating economic opportunity through enterprise development among grass roots communities in Sindh and Punjab.

At the signing ceremony, Omar Sheikh, Managing Director Shell Pakistan Limited said, “As Pakistan’s economic landscape develops, more opportunities are required to ensure the country grows steadily. By building trust and partnerships with organisations like CARE that have extensive experience in rural development, and adding our own enterprise generation experience to the mix, we hope to contribute to bridging the gap we see, particularly with young Pakistani women.”

WaleedRauf, Country Director, CARE Pakistan emphasized how important working with the private sector is to ensure sustainable development. “We believe that leveraging institutions in the private sector like Shell can help us deliver our strategic goals better. We can provide the access and help build an active clientele for such corporations at the bottom of the pyramid.”