Livelihood Support & Promotion of Small Community Infrastructure Project
With the financial support of KFW through PPAF HADAF launched the “Livelihood support and promotion of Small Community Physical Infrastructure Project (LACI-P)” in July 01, 2012 in two UCs namely Amazi & Makhrani of Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The selected UCs are vulnerable to poverty due to small land holdings and exposure to poor economic opportunities.
The project has been designed with the purpose to improve the quality of life of the poor and needy population and an overall improvement in social services in the areas with a key focus on physical infrastructure & livelihood. The financial layout of the project is 138,640,000 PKR over a period of 2.5 years.
The key objectives of the project are:
- Increased access to and sustainable utilization of physical infrastructure by the population of the project region
- Increased employment and income opportunities, especially for the poor
- Strengthening of the local civil society and enhanced participation of the population in the decision-making process.
Moreover, the work is carried out jointly with the Community Organizations (COs), Village Organizations (VOs), and Local Support Organizations (LSOs) at the Union Council level. The Project aims to reduce the poverty levels by increasing economic opportunities.
The Project is mandated to work in Institutional Development as a foundation and create an integrated approach towards development using the components of Small and Medium Infrastructure, Livelihood Enhancement & Protection (LEP), in two UCs of Districts Buner of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.Under ID unit main focused is exercised on community organizations (COs) formation, capacity building,poverty scoring, social structure development using different participatory techniques and set methodologies in accordance with the standard operational procedures /implementation strategy. A total of 136 COs have been formed till end of Dec, 2013 with a total membership of 3212 individuals. Further, 12 VOs have been established comprised of 9 Men VOs and 3 Women VOs. In order to enhance capacities and capabilities of right holders at local level for effective and transparent functionality of these community based institution Capacity building of community partners persist during the reporting period. Till end of reporting period, through (04) CMSTs a total of 94 office bearers from various COs have been trained. This provides a reasonable base for improved record keeping,effective social organization and CO management.