We develop and strengthen institutions of the people at hamlet and village levels, federating up to the Union Council level. These institutions are supported and mobilized to come together to design and implement solutions to their identified challenges that result in improved social cohesion, better quality of life and livelihoods. To ensure these institutions remain inclusive, PPAF requires at least 40% members of the community institutions are women and 60% are the poorest, while covering at least 50% households in a Union Council.
Supporting households to form self-help community institutions and nurturing the institutions to build empowered communities.
Water, infrastructure and Renewable Energy
Investing in small scale physical infrastructure and comprehensive Union Council solutions to keep development priorities such as access to water, sanitation, roads and bridges, as well as irrigation and energy.
Livelihood Enhancement and Enterprise Development
Identifying economically productive opportunities for low income communities, providing productive assets, vocational and technical skills, and liking with value chains to help develop enterprises.
Health and Education
Complementing poverty alleviation initiatives by providing educational and health facilities in the remotest regions and where access is difficult and public services lagging.
Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation
Since 2005, providing relief and undertaking rehabilitation and reconstruction in areas hit by natural calamities.
Microfinance and other Financial Services
Supporting the creation and expansion of microfinance sector in Pakistan, which now boasts both microfinance institutions as well as microfinance banks that provide financial services to those that do not have access to regular banking. In 2016, PPAF along with other investors created a new for-profit entity called Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company Limited (PMIC).