HOPE has established vocational centers in the Karachi metropololitan area (Zia Colony, Bilal Colony, Badin), Thatta, Sujawal, and Muzaffargarh (Punjab), Pakistan. These vocational centers provide income-generating skills to young women and men in sewing and embroidery as well as computer literacy and English proficiency. The focus of these centers is to enable individuals to become self-sufficient by providing them with vocational training. HOPE USA uses this strategy to help find a permanent solution to those living in poverty. To date, almost 7,000 students have benefitted from vocational training. Particular emphasis is placed upon providing training to females in order to promote economic empowerment. 80 percent of students in HOPE’s vocational training centers are females.