Livelihood Enhancement & Protection

Funded by: Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)

Project Duration:2 Years (April 2012 – June 2016)

Geographic Focus: District Skardu, Ghizer and Chitral


To reduce inter valleys depravities in terms of economic opportunities and address ultra-poverty in the region


  • To enhance and sustain the livelihoods and well-being of poor and vulnerable communities in target areas through provision of assets, resources, support and marketable skills to ultra-poor households.
  • To increase purchasing capacity of poorest households for social sector services and basic needs.

Key Targets

  • Identify the poor households through wealth ranking exercise in GBC
  • Reach out to 5,277 poor and vulnerable families
  • Construct productive physical infrastructure projects for poor households

Key Achievements

  • Assets transferred to 4,390 ultra and vulnerable poor families (GB: 2,963; Chitral: 1,260)
  • 140 physical infrastructure projects were constructed benefiting 8406 poor households (link roads, water courses, pipe irrigation, bridges and drinking ware supply schemes)
  • Livelihood trainings to 3,113 trainees; (GB: 2,865; Chitral: 248)