One Room Low Cost Shelter Model by AHD
Proposed by Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)
AHD is targeting most deserving families, who’s lost their houses during floods 2010, 2011, 20I2 & 2013 of Thatta & Badin districts Sindh Pakistan. The project will be target 500 families with the consultation of the village based CBOs (Community Based Organization) & staff of AHD for the finalization of the no. of families per village for the start of the 500 One Room Shelter project. AHD will strictly fallow the Strategy, endorsed by the UNOCHA & NDMA; AHD will be supporting vulnerable flood-affected households whose houses were completely destroyed in the floods to rebuild a durable, flood-resistant one-room shelter.
Beneficiary households will be assessed, selected, and registered with the support of the village level CBO and local village beneficiaries. The most vulnerable beneficiaries are identified according to the following Shelter Cluster vulnerability criteria and protection criteria: (1) completely destroyed house; and (2) either absence of adult male family member, disabled or elderly family member, low-income or large family. Cash support is provided to allow flexible, needs-based support (beneficiaries choose the shelter design and building materials, ensuring that the shelter is culturally and climatically suitable and that salvaged materials are used wherever possible) and revitalize local economies and building material supply chains.
AHD teams of program manager, 2 social mobilizers, 1 engineer, and monitoring experts provide support to implement one room shelter project in beneficiaries. Social mobilizers organize beneficiary households into groups of 10, who are responsible for helping each other achieve construction milestones. Engineers and shelter specialists provide technical support for the incorporation of cost-effective disaster risk reduction techniques including plastering the walls to flood height both inside and out, building a solid foundation, reinforcing the corners and use of lintels above doors and windows. The M & E officer will conduct spot checks of individual houses and provide feedback to office and program manager will keep inform to office and donors as well.
The project budget will be only US $ 350 per villages, the details can be asked at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org we planning to construct 500 One Room Shelter for flood victims of Thatta & Badin districts. Your all support will help us to meet target within next 06 months time period
SUCCESS STORY of “Rising of New Day”
Emergency Shelter/NFIs Assistance for flood affected families of District Jacobabad Taluka Thul Union Council Mubarkpur was implemented by AHD, "It was a horrible time; easily the worst moment of my life. The Flash flood came with such devastating power and we couldn’t do anything but run for our lives. My wife was also in the last days of her pregnancy and seriously ill. Unable to carry any of our belongings with us, we headed for the Main Government School Thull. We stayed there for about 15 days which to be honest seemed like a life time." This was the situation of the 26 year old Arif Ali s/o Murad Ali who had 5 children and a wife. He was a resident of Village Mir Hassan Banglani Union Council Mubarkpur, which was literally devastated by the 2012 Flash flood. According to Arif Ali s/o Murad Ali, he was living in a village Mir Hassan Banglani in kacha bricks house. For bread and butter, he worked as a farmer. After a month, as the water finally receded, Arif Ali and his family went back to their native village. Upon reaching there he saw that the whole village had been under water. There was nothing left of his own house and the crops he cultivated. He was shattered to see the devastated sight of his village and the surrounding areas. He said. “I saw flood water everywhere. For miles and miles there was nothing but water and an unbearable stench in the air. I didn’t want to feel sorry for myself and my family for this situation we were in. So I started working really hard. I had to save my family because there was no shelter available for us and we had to live under the open sky. My daughter was suffering from a high fever and cough. The harsh weather was making things even harder. We had nothing more left to sacrifice. Everything we owned had been taken away by the terrible floods. We didn’t have any other option but to hope that the All Merciful Allah would create a situation where by someone would help us and reduce our pain and suffering.”This is not the situation of Arif Ali alone; thousands of others share almost the same story as Arif Ali. But with the faith and belief in the Almighty, they were able get through this time of misery. Arif Ali continued: “Allah sent us angels in the form of human beings. Association for Humanitarian Development implementing the project came to us with the promise of providing support at this time of grave need. They gave us emergency shelter Kits, Kitchen Items, Non Food Items and Blanket. Basically they gave us everything that we needed immediately after the floods, and they’ve done what they’ve could and they pulled us out from this disaster of the century and reaching out to the millions of peoples and families like us. They brought support to back and have given us hope. We felt that the sun had again started shining upon us. We have gained new hope from the support of the AHD team.
Flood Victims constructed new houses near Matli
As well as responding to emergency needs within its own programs, Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD), together with its partners, plays a crucial role in influencing decisions that are made by other organizations – governments and multinational and international institutions – that have vastly greater capacity to deliver significant response and reconstruction results. AHD’s approach is always to secure the best outcome for people living poverty, providing a conduit through which their legitimate concerns can be raised at a high level. In delivering a response to a natural disaster of this scale, it is essential for AHD to work collaboratively and effectively with others – with the Government of Pakistan and with other local and international NGOs. This involves different standpoints and opinions and sometimes difficult discussions, so recognizing and respecting alternative approaches and keeping lines of communication open are essential.
AHD has helped to provide shelter for over people. Its initial activities took place in Taluka Matli District Badin Sindh Pakistan between 2011 and 2012, where it provided an immediate response in the acute, post-Rain flood. The massive floods then spread to southern parts of Sindh to Upper and Lower Sindh, to Kashmore, Jacobabad, Shahdadkok, Jamshoro, and Thatta. Here, shelter kits consisting of plastic sheeting with rope, nails, bamboos , a small toolkit containing a hammer and saw, bamboo poles and wheelbarrows, were distributed to families so that they could rebuild their homes in advance of the cold winter months. In Matli, where people had more time to evacuate, AHD provided smaller, more portable kits, intended to aid reconstruction as people returned home. AHD is conducting a pilot project to adapt and strengthen houses in Matli, Sindh, to enable 6500 households in 320 villages to make their homes less vulnerable to future flood situations. AHD hopes that this pilot will be seen by others as something to replicate in other flood-affected communities, with help from NGOs.
NEEDS URGENT SUPPORT FOR SHELTER
Peace Greetings from Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD) Pakistan!
Mr. Wali w/o Gaino a resident of village Chotho Kohli Union Council No. 01, near Matli district Badin Sindh Pakistan living with 07 children and total 09 members of their family, she lost all house, crops and livestock during floods 2011 and disturbed badly in heavy rain 2012. as the floods hit hard their family and whole income their financial and health situation become very poor and they facing difficult conditions, meanwhile during survey by AHD team during March 2012 they came to know that Mrs. Wali living in open sky with her family. AHD staff selected her for the provision of shelter kits via IOM support; during May to June 2012 she got Shelter/NFI kit from AHD Pakistan and prepared her new house. She told that now she happy and living in safe place with her family, she also asking thanks to AHD Pakistan.
Furture Plan: Furthermore AHD needs to conduct fallow up visits during February to April 2013 in some 4,000 families provided with shelter kits and through fallow up and monitoring visits. This project will be helpful to visit and facilitate more families lost their houses in floods 2010 & 2011 and now through provided shelter kits they can prepare their new houses through their own hands.
First of all thanks you all for the support to our this project, as we distributed earlier 2012 shelter kits and now we mobilizing poor flood victims to construct their houses in their respective villages, hope you all quick contribution will enable us to support and visit different families to construct their houses, for this purpose we needs some 10,000 US $ quick to complete further 2,500 houses as shelter kits provided earlier
Hope to hear from all of you and your support will be key to help with shelter to poor and vulnerable families in flood affected areas, for more please feel free to contact us at +92-22-3860880 email: email@example.com and for direct Chief executive Officer Mr. Khurshid Bhatti at +92-333-2661682 or can visit at www.ahdpak.org
with best wishes
LOW COST SHELTER / HOUSING
Community Restoration Program
AHD with the collaboration of IOM distributed 930 tool kits in the labors of Matli -1. The purpose of distributing the kits in poor communities of these areas was to improve performance and early recovery of flood affected people to restore their damaged house on self-help basis t by using the tool kits. The methodology to implement this program the staff of AHD conducted field assessment to reach and identify the vulnerable needy people. During assessment deserving families of 19 villages of Matli-1 was listed and was given tokens to collect tool kits on distribution day.
Distribution of tool kits was arranged on 12th of october 2012, at the warehouse at Matli in the presence of senior management of AHD and officials from IOM. ADH staff after checking and confirming the token handed the tool kit to the beneficiaries.
Hope we will be able to support more families and your donation will make difference for us, please feel free to contact us at Ph: +92-22-3860880 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.ahdpak.org
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