Nothing Is impossible to a Determined Woman

Ram Bai or Pholli as her friends call her, visits her temple every morning where she enthusiastically chants holy songs to please her deities and show her gratitude. Born in a lower-caste Hindu family, 19-year-old Pholli lives in a remote, underprivileged and ultra conservative village called Ranchor Kohli. Its stifling and conservative culture frowns upon…

Fortune Favors the Bold

Iqra (which means to read) was born in straw hut in a village where traditionally girls were not allowed to go to school. Growing up, Iqra constantly yearned to read and write and after much persistence, finally convinced her parents to let her attend the local primary school established by HDF. Later, applying the same…

Mission: Skill Development

Muhammad Asim, an energetic 28-year-old young boy was struggling to get a job. He had studied up to Intermediate (high-school) but had no skills that could make him employable. He was desperate as he wanted to support his father who was a carpenter earning a menial wage. Asim met one of HDF’s social organizers who…

Naila Regains Hope & Good Health

Naila was 20 when she got married to Qaiser. They live in village Pind Mistarian where HDF has a primary healthcare facility offering reproductive health services since 2002. Naila conceived soon after her marriage, but due to malnourishment, she miscarried. Shortly after, Naila conceived but miscarried again. The two miscarriages within the first year of…

A Story of Clean Drinking Water

Basti Rahim De Wahi is a small village, 7-8km away from Rahim Yar Khan city, with the population of approximately 2,751. This Basti started facing the challenge of clean drinking water after establishment of a sewage treatment plant for Rahim Yar Khan city, nearby Basti Rahim De Wahi. People started feeling odor and change of…