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Maize Growers Gained Increase Income

To revive maize cultivation in South Waziristan, SRSP identified 253 farmers. Based on assessment 3 days training was planned in June, 2018 on maize farming using modern techniques. 10Kg seeds were also provided to each trainee. 
In follow-ups, farmers reported increase maize production; from 85Kg to 180Kg/Per Kanal. Previously farmers gained PKR4, 250 Per Kanal which is increased to PKR9, 000 due to increase production. The training was organized under a five years project funded by the Government of Germany and financed by KFW to support Reintegration and Rehabilitation for Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) in newly merged districts.

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Access to Clean Drinking Water

Around 1,024 men and women of village Ochpul, district Orakzai gained easy access to clean drinking water after successfully completion of water supply scheme. The scheme includes construction of surface tank having capacity of 10,000 Gallons and 920 feet main pipe line. Furthermore, a distribution line of 3,000 feet has been spread in the village for provision of clean drinking water, including 4 each of 780 gallons capacity surface tanks. This scheme has been established under a five years project funded by the Government of Germany and financed by KFW to support Reintegration and Rehabilitation for Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) in newly merged districts. 

Shangla Village gets Electricity

SHANGLA: Residents of Damorai and six other villages here on Thursday said that the newly-installed electricity generated by micro hydropower (MHP) station introduced them to using modern gadgets as they could now use smart phones, computers, etc. They said this after a 560KW micro hydropower station started generating electricity. It was set up by Sarhad Rural Support Programme with the funding of European Union under PEACE project. As many as 1,100 houses in seven villages are being benefited with the electricity from the new MHP station. “With the supply of electricity I started using smart phone for the first time. I can talk to my relatives living in other cities anytime I want,” said Ziaur Rehman, a resident of Damorai. Another resident said that they used pinewood torches in the darkness to illuminate their houses which was not an easy job as the light remained for shorter time and cutting the pinewood was also banned. The station also provides electricity to t…

Peace Project Final Summary

BRIEF PROGRESS SUMMARY OF PROGRAMME OF ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT (PEACE) SOCIAL MOBILIZATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMUNITY BASED INSTITUTIONS Mobilizing communities and support in formation of community based institutions is one of the high priorities of PEACE project. Overall, the programme has been able to form, support and institutionalize 12,154 community based institutions (3,820 women) covering 263,097 members (100% of targeted households in 7 districts). Further to the social mobilization and institutional development, the programme has federated 5,023 community based organizations into 1,092 village organizations (341 women village based organizations). These village organizations were further federated into 52 apex level Local Support Organizations (LSOs) at union council level.
Formation of highest level community institutions (LSOs) is in congruence with programme eliciting federation of three tier institutions at union council level.…

Micro Hydro Project in Village Barkana and Chakat of Shangla Malakand

More than 350 households of village Barkana and Chakat, district Shangla got uninterrupted electricity supply from newly established 2 Micro Hydro Power units (MHPs). The areas had been without power supply since 2010 flashflood. Deputy Commissioner Shangla inaugurated the 100 kw MHP unit in BarKana and 30 kw unit in Chaka. These MHPs have been completed under EU funded PEACE programme for Malakand Division. 

Inauguration of Drinking Water Supply Scheme

Storikhel tribe in Upper Bara, Khyber district celebrated the inauguration of the water supply scheme under the “Aid to uprooted people” project. Over 7, 000 feet of dilapidated and non-functional water supply line will be rehabilitated with an additional construction of water storage tanks. The project will ensure provision of clean drinking water supply to more than 80 households in three villages of the area. Aid to Uprooted People (AUP) project is funded by the European Union, financed by KFW and implemented by SRSP to support the recently returned families of five Newly merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

Addressing High Mortality Rate in Pakistan

Pakistan has one of the highest rates of under-five mortality in South Asia. SRSP under the DFAT funded project “Women Economic Empowerment and market Development” (WEEMD) chose to address this issue using the community participatory approach. SRSP in three districts Charsadda, Nowshera and Peshawar has trained women activists as Nutrition Extension Workers (NEW) through conducting ToT (Training of Trainers) on Adolescent, Pregnant and Lactating Balanced Diet, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN).  These extension workers are now working as nutrition focal persons in their respective villages and conducting awareness raising campaigns for the women and adolescent girls. So far, 3600 women attended these sessions.