After the Pakistan floods has devastated Pakistan, James’ daughter Hanah Caan identified an opportunity to empower over 600 people to give them a chance to rebuild their lives. The disaster left millions of people with nothing. Lots of organisations provided food, blankets, shelter and in some cases rebuilt entire villages.
Hanah recognised that giving them back their livelihood was extremely important and so set to work alongside Muslim Hands, an International aid agency based in Pakistan.
Together they embarked on a programme to identify specific skills needed by families in order to rebuild their lives. In some cases people wanted to become a hairdresser, in other cases a tailor, butcher or a farmer.
Nevertheless, their objective was to provide the specific training and development needed in order to give them the skills to build own business.