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Sana Askari

2023 Fellow

Founder, Esheel Stitching Circle

United States

Focus Areas

Economic Empowerment
Immigrants, Migrants & Refugees

Sana Askari is the Founder of Esheel Stitching Circle (ESC), a nonprofit initiative that empowers Hazara Afghan women living in Afghanistan and refugee settlements in Pakistan by providing them gainful employment and income as they utilize their handiwork skills in making hand embroideries. Askari’s support extends beyond employment opportunities. She actively engages with Afghan women, offering not just financial aid, but also vital emotional support. She recently initiated fundraising for a 20-year-old ESC employee who, after losing one kidney, could not afford her medical expenses.