Livelihood and food security is an important pillar of our program for graduating people out of poverty. It helps to support livelihood and food security by making available right skills, piloting innovative practices and technologies, and easy capital to uplift farming and non-farming communities. HDF also pays special importance to women economic empowerment to enable them play greater role in their household and communities.
It helps impart employable technical and vocational skills within women and youth, support livelihood by making capital accessible in partnership with microfinance banks, piloting and training farmers on improved agricultural practices and by provision of improved varieties of seed to enhance their productivity by increasing crop yield; and help improve food security by provision of fruit and vegetable seed, and plants and by establishment of kitchen gardens and community gardens.
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To make capital accessible to poor to help them start their microenterprises, HDF partnered with Khushali Microfinance Bank Limited (KMBL), under which social mobilization teams of HDF socially mobilize partner communities, identify their technical and financial needs, organise them into groups and link them with relevant branches of KMBL. Our social capital development team not only helps poor communities with the microfinance bank but also ensures credit worthiness of prospective clients and helps microfinance outreach partner in recovering of microloans. Highlights of 2020 include;
- During the Year 2020, HDF mobilized 17,705 poor men and women into 3,541 credit groups and linked them to KMBL for cumulative disbursement of approximately Rs. 442 million.
- Gross income in reporting period was PKR. 30.09 million. Net savings was PKR 15.045 million.
- HDF has mobilized 378,807 clients, organized into 66,967 groups for credit disbursement worth 9.82 billion from KMBL. This generated gross revenue of over PKR. 119.74 million.
Mission: Skill Development