PPAF Funded Programmes
 

The principal objective of the PPAF Funded Projects is to intervene in areas affected either by natural disasters or conflicts. Under the PPAF Funded Projects resources are mobilized from different sources, funding is channelized towards areas where PPAF grant based interventions have not yet been initiated.

 

Phase 1

Project Area:
Baiker, Kalchas, Phelawag, Sham/Dera Bugti/Balochistan
Implementing Partners:
Balochistan Rural Development Society (BRDS),
Baluchistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP) and
Participatory integrated Development Society PIDs
The government’s military operation of 2006-2007 against the militants in Balochistan led to the internal displacement of at least 170,000 people from Dera Bugti to other districts of the country.

PPAF through its implementing partners formed 190 community institutions (COs, VOs, LSOs) as part of its social mobilization activities.

PPAF provided Rs. 13.55 million in the form of food, shelter, non-food items and cash vouchers for transportation to the IDPs, under its Relief and Repatriation Assistance programme. Furthermore, PPAF allocated Rs.50 million from its own resources to support the 1,000 estimated displaced families to return to their homes in Phelawag.

Highlights
165 people were facilitated through skills trainings.
Completed around 45 different schemes including water supply, renewable energy, irrigation, roads and protection walls.
9,891 (42% women) people benefited from these schemes.


Phase 2

Project Area:
Baiker, Kalchas, Phelawag, Sham/Dera Bugti/Balochistan
Implementing Partners:
Balochistan Rural Development Society (BRDS),
Baluchistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP) and
Participatory integrated Development Society PIDs
The Dera Bugti Project’s Phase 2 was initiated in June 2016. The allocation of funds was divided under; social mobilization, livelihood, community physical infrastructure and education health and nutrition.

Highlights:
Under the social mobilization activities around 156 community institutions were formed and resultantly, more than 1,700 households were organized.
755 community members were trained in different components such as CMST, VDPs and UCDPs.
Around 687 people were facilitated through skills trainings.
Transferred 186 assets to the vulnerable and ultra-poor households of the community, out of which 21 assets were distributed among the women members.
Around 72 different schemes including water supply schemes for drinking purposes, renewable energy, mini dams, irrigation schemes, roads and protection walls will be completed.

Project Area:
Seer and Totial/ Abbottabad/Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Implementing Partners:
Mountain Institute for Educational Development (MIED)

An amount of Rs.4.2 million was approved by the PPAF for this project and the financing agreement was signed with Partner Organisation Mountain Institute for Educational Development (MIED) from March 1, 2015 until August 31, 2016.
The project was divided into two components, which were Rehabilitation, Repair and Maintenance of three schools and Operational Cost.

Highlights:
Bring improvement in government schools for both boys and girls.
Provide access to quality education for all children from the remote area of Abbottabad.
Increase enrollment and the retention rate in these government schools.

PPAF supported schools in different districts of Punjab, Sindh and Gilgit Baltistan through its own resources under the Education Component. Five POs were involved and all the projects were conducted from January 2016 until December 2016. Below is the division for each of their areas of focus.

S.No. PO Name Project Areas Children Supported
1 Mountain Institute for Educational Development (MIED) Gulapur, Gahkuch, Gupis,Phander,Singul and Noh/District Ghizer/Gilgit 1,472
2 Badin Rural Development Society (BRDS) Seerani/Badin/Sindh 279
3 National Rural Support Program (NRSP) Bahawalpur,Rajanpur,Bukhar,Khushab and Dera Ghazi Khan/Punjab 4,634
4 Baahn Beli (BB) Nagarparker & Pithapur/Tharparker/Sindh 617
5 Indus Resource Center (IRC) Phase I and II Karachi, Jamshoroo, Dadu, Khairpur/Sindh 5,567
Highlights:
Repaired the school furniture and provided stationery items to the students.
Established a nature club to initiate environment friendly activities. A Spellathon was conducted in schools by WWF Pakistan.
Formed School Management Committees to work with key partners to supervise and plan future development in educational institutions.
Retained 50% of the teachers through provision of teachers’ salaries, transportation of teachers, and maintenance of buildings.
Female drop out after secondary education has come to a halt and higher secondary to graduation level education for local females is now easily available.

Project Area:
UC Sharda and Gurez/Neelam Valley/AJK
Implementing Partners:
Himalayan Wildlife Foundation (HWF)
Total Project Cost: 21,521,261 Total CO Share: 4,335,319 This project was conducted between April 2015 and September 2016 across villages scattered over the picturesque Neelam Valley and the side valleys of Surgun, Shontar and Gurez. The project area consisted of two Union Councils, Gurez and Sharda. More than 95% of the population in these remote areas is living below the poverty line with barely any access to clean drinking water, sanitary facilities, fuel for cooking, communication, health services and education.

The Partner Organisation, Himalayan Wildlife Foundation (HWF), successfully implemented this project with the support of PPAF in Upper Neelam Valley. In 15 revenue villages, HWF implemented integrated infrastructure upgrade programme, integrated efficient irrigation project and one micro hydel, benefitting 3,821 households comprising 38,149 people with the following objectives:

Provision of substantial direct health benefits to the communities
To provide clean drinking water
Reduce working pressure on women
Improve overall quality of life
Saving of time and labor of the community
Improvement in health
Capacity building of the all stakeholders will be involved in project implementation
Strengthening of the formed Village Conservation Committees
Conservation and development of the unique area
Provision of links roads to communities for better communication with urban areas
Strengthen the relationship of HWF and the AJK Wildlife Department
Natural resource management initiative

HWF is working to reduce overall poverty in these UCs by involving local people in the developmental plans through a process of social mobilization through formation of Village and Community Organisations (VOs and COs). In this project, 220 medium and small COs were formed and 22 VOs.

HWF and the CO jointly managed implementation of the CPI projects. The sub-projects of the CPI included drinking water schemes, flood protection, irrigation, sanitation and footpath construction.

Project Area:
UC Lora/Abbottabad/Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Implementing Partners:
Mountain Institute for Educational Development (MIED)
Financial Outlay: Rs. 10 Million
During the project MIED formed 8 COs against the total targets of 4 and 4 VOs. 3 COs comprise women while VOs have involvement from both, men and women.

The project is mainly CPI activities, which include major repair and maintenance of two drinking water supply schemes established by PHED and through MPS fund respectively.

Six link roads will be built to facilitate the local community.

The project will benefit 2,000 households, which comprise 30,000 people.

PPAF, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) through Karandaaz and Germany’s development bank (KfW) signed a Shareholder’s Agreement for the establishment of the Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company Ltd. (PMIC) under which they decided to co-invest in PMIC.
The coalition between the three shareholders was based on the initial equity investment of Rs.6 billion with 49% contribution by PPAF, 37% by Karandaaz and 14% by KfW. Through this division, PPAF invested Rs.3,000 million while DFID invested £15 million and KfW €7 million.
Following PPAF’s institutional values and, the company continued to follow the double bottom-line approach of financial sustainability and positive social impact. The coalition is further effective because where PPAF is able to bring in its expertise, credibility and local experience of working with the retail microfinance sector of Pakistan, DFID and KfW bring in international experience and resources imperative in accessing additional sources of funds, both domestically and internationally.
The mission of Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company Ltd. was structured to provide financial and institutional services to strengthen and scale up the provision of sustainable and responsible access to finance to individuals, micro entrepreneurs and micro enterprises in Pakistan. This is resulting in enhanced employment and income opportunities for economically poor and vulnerable citizens of the country.
Given the needs of the Microfinance sector, PPAF took the timely decision to spin-off its Financial Services Group, which manages PPAF’s microfinance component into a new independent Microfinance Apex entity (Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company Ltd.). Most key stakeholders including the State Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan Microfinance Network and retail service providers endorsed this decision. Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company Ltd. also received full support and endorsement from the Government of Pakistan. (For more information visit http://pmic.pk/)