• Importance of Local Government System
    Importance of Local Government System

    Walk for awareness on Importance of Local Government System in Pakistan





Bad planning and unavailability of skills required for management in state machinery and corruption has given our society of more than 40% population living below the poverty line. Majority of these live in the rural areas where they are compelled to spend 78% of their income on meal and other most essential things.  Thus Health and education is not priority in these areas. 75% of the total population is landless and workers. Poverty is the big hurdle in the prosperity and development. People living in poverty lack the opportunities to make a decent living for their families on account of which they cannot meet the basic needs of their families. VISWA committed on the Programs to empower people to achieve self-sufficiency including: Women Skill Development Centers, Youth Skill development centers to increase the economic, social and physical capacity of communities to sustain the means of their livelihoods.


VISWA Approach to Livelihood

VISWAfacilitate vulnerable communities by capacity building of enterprises, market linkages and imparting different trainings in its target areas to develop, expand or restart small-scale businesses particularly after being faced with an unexpected loss of livelihood These programs predominantly provide the individuals with the opportunity to develop their skills in order to work their way out of poverty to earn a dignified living.

VISWAbelieves that this Program provide opportunities for personal and economic development. The life skills learned by the women in this Program enable them to mark their independence, protect themselves from exploitation and have greater role in the family decision making. In this Regard the Focus Areas for intervention are:

  • Vocational Trainings / Institution
  • Community Resource Mobilization Institution
  • Marketing Handicrafts & Products
  • Livestock
  • Micro Financing for Small Business Initiative



VISWA work in partnerships with a broad coalition of District Veterinary Hospital, Civil Society organizations CSOs, Traders Associations, Community Based organizations CBOs,individual Charity Groups, and development agencies such as, Strengthening Participatory Organization SPO and South Asia Partnership Pakistan SAP-PK, Following Results has been achieved:

  • 04training workshops for “Socio-Economic Development” to vulnerable communities of Taluka Matiari of District Matiari. (Direct beneficiaries: 120)
  • Arranged02 Meena Bazar for marketing of Handicrafts to promote cultural values in District Matiari and Hyderabad.
  • Conduct 03 Training workshop for “Livestock Improvement Techniques“ with the collaboration of District Veterinary Hospital (Total beneficiaries: 96 )



Author : VISWA
Updated: 13-05-2013
Source: VISWA

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