AWARD Pakistan has managed to raise USD19,384 to install hand pumps and water wells in Tehsil Balakot , District Mansehra.The COVID -19 crises has affected the donation process for this project. No donations have been collected during past quarter.Therefore we request our supporters to help us reach the vulnerable and marginalized communities of District Mansehra.
Through this project, the children and women of Balakot were provided with the wells and the handpumps in 4 target areas, as the children of the areas were suffereing from multiple diseases due to the contaminated water of the river which was the only source of. The project benfitted nearly 8000 inhabitants (includng women and children) of Balakot.
According to Mr. Mustafa (our social mobilizer).The beneficiaries are satisfied with the provided facility and are using it with great responsibility the disease ratio in these areas has been drastically reduced after the intervention.During the last quarter, the schools remained closed due to the lockdown by the Government.
We request all our donors and supporters to help provide children and women (living in far flung mountainous areas), an access to safe drinking water.
Jul 30, 2021
21st Report on Women Vegetable Club
By Azeem Christopher - Project Leader
Thank you for the kind donations of 16,603 USD and all your support throughout . Our women vegetable club is successfully growing and helping to change the socio-sconomic condition of the rural women in Punjab Province.
The women groups have farmed, apple gourd which is high in demand. Selling their first cycle to the markets, they have earned quite a good profit of (3000 per day) . Two of the other women groups in Tehsil Samundri , Faisalabad have also cultivated apple gourd and cucumber. As the lockdown has been lifted up , the demand of the vegetable is high and is giving a good profit to all the beneficiairies. The other group earned a profit of nearly 35000 a day. Majority of the women groups are now preparing to farm Cabbage, which is a high profit vegetable and will be ready by the winters .
One of the women group in Dhol Basti is quite happy and earning a good profit from the farm. One of the group member said " With the profit earned i have managed to start a small business on the side which has also started giving me a good profit. I am Thankful to AWARD for believing in us."
The project has seen decline in donations. It is a requeest to all donors and supporters to keep supporting the project.
Jul 27, 2021
7th report on one million tree plantation
By Azeem Christopher - Program Leader
Tree Plantation in the target areas
Thank you for your support and donations of USD 1393. The Project enlightens the vision of AWARD Pakistan to combat the climate change through Plantation in Pakistan. AWARD Pakistan plans to plant 1 million trees in the next 5 years considering the fact that Pakistan is among the top 10 countries which will be most affected by the Climatic Changes.The country had faced several natural disasters on very large scale in the past decade due to rise in temperature such as earthquakes, famine, floods, deadly heatwaves etc.
During the last quarter, AWARD Pakistan initiated plantation drive with the communities (residing on the river banks) for reducing disaster risk and for planting trees in the rural suburbs of District Muzaffargarh. The community cooperated in every aspect and took the lead in plantation of 12000 trees in their 6 respective areas.
AWARD wishes to extend the program to 25 villages in this year. For this purpose , we require more support from the supporters and donors. AWARD has already initiated a program with the help of GlobalGiving for the Relief , Recovery and Resilience for the flood which will also be targeting the training and tree plantation in it as well.
We would like to request our donors to continue their support , to help the people fight back harmful effects of climate change.