Last year Pakistan was ravaged by the worst flooding in its history which affected millions and forced thousands to flee their homes.
For those living in make-shift relief camps far off in Sindh province, life has been a big struggle.
But Tasnim Akhtar, a Karachi based social activist, trained many women flood victims with the traditional skills of quilt-making to earn a living.
Now, women can earn up to $30 for stitching one quilt and have used the money to repair their flood damaged homes, pay for badly needed medical care and school fees for their children.
With thousand others still struggling to recover from the disaster, hope we have more such civil society initiatives.
Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tayab reports from Kalora Goth, in Pakistani province of Sindh.