Indus Earth Trust

Indus Earth works to facilitate a movement to raise living standards by enhancing socio-economic conditions through an integrated development approach which incorporates reduced use of fossil fuels and encourages the exploration of renewable energy, while ensuring the protection of flora, fauna, and marine life.

Indus Earth Trust
29-C, 1st Floor, 24th Street, Tauheed Commercial Area
Phase 5, Defence Housing Authority
Karachi, Sindh 75500
Pakistan
9221 35864344
http://www.indusearthtrust.org

Board of Directors

Aijaz Abro, Zainab Khokher, Abbas Bilgrami, Nadim Shafiqullah, Abdullah Rajpar, Salim Raza, Shahid S Khan, Feroze Deane, Tazeen Hussain

Project Leaders

Shahid Sayeed Khan

Mission

Indus Earth works to facilitate a movement to raise living standards by enhancing socio-economic conditions through an integrated development approach which incorporates reduced use of fossil fuels and encourages the exploration of renewable energy, while ensuring the protection of flora, fauna, and marine life.

Programs

Indus Earth Trust (IET) was established in 2000 to aid neglected coastal communities in Pakistan. Realising the impossibility of pin-pointing a single issue hindering development in these affected groups, IET's approach to planned interventions has been an integrated effort. Planned programmes target the main underlying issues affecting these communities which are access to water, energy, sanitation, housing, health care and employment. Tackling these issues simultaneously uplifts and benefits communities in a holistic manner. It is our belief that this methodology results in long lasting, sustainable change. IET works mainly in the Sindh and Balochistan Provinces of Pakistan. Most of our work has been along the coast stretching from the Iranian border to that of India, approximately 900 kilometres in total. This area has a population of 3 million, some of which are in desperate situations owing to natural disasters (floods and earthquakes) disease, malnutrition (which has lead to up to 40% of children in Sindh being affected) and exacerbated by the lack of basic amenities such as safe housing, drinking water, proper sanitation, electricity, roads, health services and schools. IETs main involvement in Poverty Alleviation is providing alternative income generation schemes, thus allowing families to increase their income on their own merit. Some of the traditional livelihoods have been curtailed, due to various issues such as over fishing and sea intrusion on to agricultural land. We encourage Social Entrepreneurship for the poorest of the poor, to enable them to regain their dignity and self-respect. This approach has been very productive for the communities, and indeed many are now out of the poverty trap and are expanding their businesses using micro credit schemes. In 2012 we opened a subsidiary NPO in Pretoria South Africa, called Indus Earth South Africa. The same Integrated Development programme will be instigated starting with a township near Pretoria (Tswane).

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