Psychosocial and Economic Support in Kashmir



Working in India-controlled Kashmir, CHINAR is providing a home for orphans, skills training for widows to generate income, and families with help rebuilding homes destroyed by the 2005 earthquake.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

CHINAR started as a home for young boys and girls orphaned in Kashmir’s 15-year conflict. Its focus is psychosocial rehabilitation of orphans and vulnerable children in conflict areas. The children are given a home, foster mothers, quality education and psychological counseling to mitigate their trauma. Also, following the recent earthquake, CHINAR quickly mobilized funds and expertise to help the victims recover. Since the earthquake, CHINAR has helped 55 families build semi-permanent shelters

How will this project solve this problem?

CHINAR’s goals are to assist orphans and vulnerable children by providing a home and psychosocial rehabilitation; empowering widows with skills training to build livelihoods; and expanding to help children in other conflict areas.

Potential Long Term Impact

Kashmir currently has more than 100,000 orphans, and a federal budget of $4/child/year. Widespread psychological trauma among the children means there is much work to be done to help future generations be prepared to build and develop their society.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $100

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $100 .  The original project funding goal was $6,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Fozia Qazi

Founder, Board Member, CHINAR
Ashburn, VA United States

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