Livelihood Enhancement & Protection

HADAF follows Sustainable Livelihoods Approach, as the basic framework of its poverty alleviation strategy.

It is a holistic approach that looks at the vital causes and dimensions of poverty within the context of a community as well as individual households. Livelihoods consist of the capabilities, assets, both material and social resources and activities required for a means of living. A livelihood is sustainable when it can cope with and recover from stresses and shocks, maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets, and provide net benefits to other livelihoods locally and more widely, both now and in the future, without undermining the natural resource base. .

HADAF had integrated SLA based household based planning approach. Through this approach criteria of wellbeing and poverty is developed by the local community and poor are identified through wellbeing analysis. Poverty score card is used for poverty ranking and to identify ultra-poor households. Livelihood Investment Plans (LIPs) are developed for all poor and ultra-poor households, and all Cos’ members are encouraged to develop their LIPs. Ultra-poor households identified during wellbeing analysis and poverty score cards, are organized into livelihood interest groups, to provide support in building their livelihood assets and capacities. This helps HADAF to reach the most marginalized, help them come out of poverty, address gender disparities at household level and reach those who have always been left out by one or the other way in most of the community based development models. Poor and ultra-poor households are being provided assets to support activities of their livelihood plans.

HADAF is also providing vocational and skill trainings to deserving and poorest of the poor communities including youth, females and adult male members in Buner District of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa under the LACIP Project in collaboration with PPAF through Kfw.Under this project a total of 520 household have been provided livelihood support costing PKR 33,680,000.Similarly 192 individuals including 51 Females have been provided vocational trainings in various trades.