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 for this project have declined seriously in the last two quarters.
The amount collected during the last quarter is not enough to initiate a well or a handpump as the process is pretty much costly in the mountainous areas. We are trying our best 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 in contact with the community of the 4 areas (Jageer and Grang Maidaan, Shawaal Maidaan and Baisiyaan).The beneficiaries are satisfied and they are using this provided facility with great responsibility. The communities 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 to deal with any maintenance issue collectively.
There is been a decline in the water borne and seasonal diseases, noticed by the coordinator and the communities. We hope to raise enough funds to start installing the water wells again in the next quarter in the new 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.
Sep 26, 2018
6th Report on the Training Center
By Azeem Christopher - Team Leader
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 $1,695 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 serious decline in raising funds especially for this project during the recent quarters.. 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 women and 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) . As reported in the previous report too that 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 ) due to small space.The duration of the training is 6 months.The training center will be shifted to the other building when it will be constructed. One of the batch has already been passed out.
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.
Once again we request you to help us achieve our target. Please do not hesitate if you have any questions or queries.
Sep 18, 2018
13th report on Women Vegetable Club
By Azeem Christopher - Team Leader
Thank you for your support and your donations.The project has been successfully achieving results and the loan of Pak Rupees 70,000 ($680) has be given to the next group in July/August 2018 in Tehsil Samundari/ District Faisalabad.
There is also a sad news that one of the beneficiary Naheed (left in the pictures given below) a mother of 4 children, who was the part of the vegetable group died during the birth of her baby child. Fortunately the baby has been saved.
AWARD has received many applications from number of groups and the organization has also considered the previous application which for some reasons were not been selected .The project staff has briefed the participants about the rules for applying for the loan and the benefits of growing vegetables.
Please note that the amount given to the beneficiries is totally interest free. Once the amount is paid back it will be given back to the other group.
The beneficiaries had grown capsicum and brinjals for the upcoming season. The demand of these vegetables are high and it is selling like hot cakes giving a good profit to the beneficiaries.
The previous beneficiares are happy about the profit they received during the season and wishes to continue their businesses. The new groups intend to grow Raddish, corrainder, Cucumber, Green peppers, Brinjals, Green Chilli.
There has been a serious decline in the donations during the last quarter. Therefore 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. The project has very much changed the life of many women because of its sustainability