LAHORE - Society for Women Empowerment through Microfinance, works to help battle violence against women in Pakistan by providing them with micro-credit loans to assist them in staring small businesses to support themselve s financially so they can become independent.

For the initial $1,000 funding for Society for Women Empowerment through Microfinance, Manhattanville College senior Warda Khan worked with the not-for-profit organization Child Literacy, which serves the social, educational and psychological needs of children and teenagers who are disadvantaged and /or abused.

Though $1,000 might not seem like a lot of money to help women start their own small businesses, in Pakistan that amount can go a long way.