Thank you for all your support and donations. Our project "A Training Center to Support 400 Women Every Year" has managed to raise an amount of $1,617 since it has been uploaded. We would also like to thank the donors who have supported us during the 2 matching campaigns which also contributed in the support. But there has been a decline in raising funds especially for this project during the last quarter.
Despite the technical issues with the disbursement through Fxecute transfers (which has been resolved now). We have received the amount raised for the project.
After receiveing the amount, we have also got the estimation of the construction from different construction companies and contractors. We will start working out on the initial structure of the building once we get the best quotation and raise a significant amount.
The donation process for this project is relatively slower as compared to our other initiatives, therefore we request all our supporters to please help us to achieve our target to support poor womenand girls.The amount collected is relatively not enough to start any kind of construction project at the moment as the construction requires bigger amount (atleast $10,000 minimum to start) .
Meanwhile AWARD has utlized the upper vacant portion of its current building and have started the training center for the poor young girls. Nearly 60 girls have started their training to learn beutician skills to earn livelihood and support their families. 60 girls are managed between 2 different shifts (evening and morning ).The duration of the training is 6 months.The training center will be shifted to the other building when it will be constructed. The girls are very excited and happy to learn the skills and hope that this skill will help them improve their livelihood situation as the demad for the beautician is very high.These girls after compelting their training will either start their own businesses or get employed in the other well established beauty parlours.AWARD has also started classes to teach the girls Sewing & knitting and fancy & hand embroidary in the training center.The admissions are open for the young poor girls to learn this skill.
It is worth mentioning that the approved map for the project has been updated and it has been uploaded in the previous report. Once again we thank you for all your support and donations and request you to please help us to achieve our target.
Please do not hesitate if you have any questions or queries.
Dec 15, 2017
8th report on Carbon Free Water
By Azeem Christopher - Program Coordinator
Thank you very much for all your donations and support. AWARD Pakistan has taken an initiative to raise funds for the installation of hand pumps and water wells. In its first phase, So far 3 water wells and 1 water hand-pump has been successfully installed and rest are under development in the rural areas of Balakot, District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhaw with the support of the local community.
The donations to this project in the recent project has declined due to some reason. We are trying to engage our supporters so that we can start installing a water well in other areas too.
AWARD Pakistan’s Regional Coordinator Mr. Mustafa is regularly visiting the 4 areas (Jageer and Grang Maidaan, Shawaal Maidaan and Baisiyaan).During his recent visit he found the communities happy and they using this facility responsibly. The local committees are putting their efforts to engage the communities and have promised to protect the facility at any cost. The community has also collected a certain amount on self-help basis as the maintenance fund the communities and committees to deal with the issue collectively (if happens)
A decline in the mentioned diseases has been noticed by the coordinator as well as by the community. We hope that we will raise enough funds to start installing the water wells again in the next quarter in the next areas.
In order to increase the number of areas, We request all our donors and supporters to donate us for this cause to provide children and women (living on the mountains), an access to the carbon-free and safe drinking water.
Dec 5, 2017
10th Report on Women Vegetable Farming
By Azeem Christopher - Program Coordinator
Thank you for your support and your donations.The project has been successfully achieving results and the loan of Pak Rupees 60,000 ($580) has been given to the group of 3 women in the new target area of Tehsil Samundri of District Faisalabad. AWARD Pakistan is going to give another loan in the month of january to the group of 3 women in Tehsil Samundari/ District Faisalabad.
The applications from the applicants for loans have been taken by the organziation and the date for the interview will be given to the right holders (beneficiaries) in the first week of january. The group will grow the vegetables according to the season and market demand.
It is also stated that loan amounts from the first business groups (which started growing vegetables) were collected successfully after a year and will be given to the next interested groups in the coming quarters.
The previous beneficiares are happy about the profit they received during last year and wishes to continue their businesses.
We request all our donors and supporters to help AWARD to reach its target and to help promote the Vegetable Farming amongthe poor women to support them.