PCP project was started in earth quake of Mansehra district. It covered four villages of two union councils namely Battal and Archian. The objective was to cover 150 direct and 600 indirect beneficiaries during one year of the programme duration. (July 06-June 07)
Micro enterprise activities under the project were started in district Mansehra covering seven villages of two union-council Battal and Archian. Villages covered are Khurmang and Seloona Nulla, Shaher Bai, Nemshahera, Hair Bala and Jalil Abad. So far Rs. 15, 31,230 has been distributed to 150 women, whereas Rs. 1, 72,302 has so been recovered for further use of similar activities.
The main micro enterprises’ activities for which loan/grant has been provided to 150 women are poultry (Chicks), dairy activities like buffalo and cows, tailoring (sewing machines) and grocery shops.
In order to discourage dependency on grant in earth quake areas women were encouraged to take interest-free loans for establishing their businesses; and a recovery procedure is thus adopted. The amount so recovered forms part of the revolving fund to be used on furthering micro enterprise activities in the same area.
Haya Nisa is a poor woman in Khwendo Kor target villages. Due to mobilization of KK team she thought to open a shop grocery shop in her village Neem Shera UC Acharian District Mansehra..In county side to open Grocery shop is a strange thing especscilly for female. But she has courage to take a new step in male dominated society. When Khwendo Kor Started Micro Enterprise progrmme in this village she took loan for shop and opened a grocery shop to start business activities. Before her shop there was no shop in this village and people have many problems to purchase daily use articles. She now successfully running her shop and expands her business and also paying her installment on time. She herself perches different articles from market for her grocery shop.
Miss Tanveer Akthar, was a poor women. Of the village Kormaing Her family financial position was very weak. Due to bad financial position her children were not going to school. Her husband worked as labor their income was low that their routine food expenses were not well run.
Khwendo Kor visited this village and select village Kurmang for work. In the mean time micro enterprises programmed started in this village. KK gave loan (10,000) to her and she started business of poultry farm with this money. After starting business now her financial position is a little bit better before.
Note: The list of the 150 earthquake affected womens is attached