Natasha Khan In remote villages of Sindh, women’s social, cultural, economic and psychological growth is hampered which deeply embeds them and their families in the blackhole of poverty. They are not ‘allowed’ to make a choice, turn that choice into action and achieve a result capable of transforming their lives. On my recent visit to villages in the districts of Larkana, Dadu and Tando Mohammad Khan in Sindh, I interacted with women and their families and listened to their experiences....READ MORE
Zara Jamil You know how long it takes to reach a hospital on a donkey cart, traversing through landscape that mirrors a desert, under the open scorching sun, on roads that exist but barely so? AGES. And when you are in sheer agony of labour pains and you might just deliver the baby any second, that journey seems never-ending. Now imagine the dismay when you find out that you went through the misery and pain for nothing! There is no...READ MORE
A buffalo lounges lazily on the way to Naheed’s house. In a small room at the front of the house, a woman sits atop a palang, with everything that turns the cogs of life in this village in Sujawal stacked behind her. There are small packets of nimco and Slanty for the many children that scamper outside and washing powder along with wheat flour for the parents, who keep an anxious watch over them. This is Naheed’s kingdom, the shop...READ MORE
By Noor Muhammad We started our journey from Islamabad, landed at Karachi airport and, after two hours, boarded another flight, stopping at Mohenjo Daro for a short while, before finally touching down at the Nusrat Bhutto Airport, Sukkur. The evening had fallen, and the rays of sun were slowly and gradually vanishing, leaving behind trails of beautiful colours, which, mingling with the slowly strolling clouds, created a poetical scenery, pleasing to the eyes and heart. The temperature in Sukkur was...READ MORE
SUCCESS Programme is based on the Rural Support Programmes’ (RSPs) social mobilisation approach to Community Driven Development (CDD). Social Mobilisation centers around the belief that poor people have an innate potential to help themselves; that they can better manage their limited resources if they organise and are provided technical and financial support. The RSPs under the SUCCESS Programme provide social guidance, technical and financial assistance to the rural poor in Sindh. SUCCESS is a six-year long (2015-2021) programme funded by...READ MORE
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