Working with Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

I have been going on freelance assignments with an organization called Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) since 2017. We do at least one if not two stories a year about cotton farmers in Pakistan and how BCI helps train them to produce better crop while promoting decent farming practices to help the farmers in their personal lives. My job involves not just photographing the story, but also conducting a lot of the interviews.

Here are links to some of the stories I have worked on for BCI.

  1. Promoting Gender Equality:
    http://stories.bettercotton.com/ruksana/index.html

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  2. Almas; the female role model farmer
    http://stories.bettercotton.com/Almas-Parveen/index.html

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  3. Eliminating Child Labour (includes a short film we made)
    http://stories.bettercotton.com/Eliminating-Child-Labour/index.html#read-the-story-jHgATIrNdr

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Wind Energy In Pakistan

In November, 2019, I went on assignment for International Finance Corporation (IFC) to Jhimpir, Sindh, to document community life in and around wind power plants. The idea was to gather stories to understand the impact of how these energy producing corporations setting up their plants in this rural setting had impacted the local community.

Here is the article that was published:

https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/news_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/news+and+events/news/cm-stories/wind-energy-pakistan

And here I am with students from a school in that community.

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