October 8, 2005 a devastating earthquake severely hit AJK and Hazara division of KP province Pakistan with an estimated death toll of more than 74,000 people, rendered 3.5 million homeless and destroyed more than 5,300 schools. SRSP with the support of various international and national donors responded to the unprecedented destruction and had reached more than 1.5 million earthquake affected population in 6 districts. Major projects included 62,000 permanent homes, 13,500 tents distribution, approx. 5,000 permanent shelters, 60,857 corrugated sheets distribution, 416 basic infrastructure schemes, 98,972 families with food distribution, capacity building 120,445 persons, 17 medical camps with 5,593 patients, health & hygiene 4,500 persons and reconstruction of 40 schools
Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan, the founder of RSP movement in Pakistan, visited Local Support Organizations (LSOs) in Nowshera and Charsadda Districts and met Community Investment Funds members, Entrepreneurs and Value Chain members. He described what he saw as an excellent example of women empowerment and poverty alleviation. He was accompanied by Chairperson SRSP Mrs Munawar Humayun Khan and CEO SRSP Masood Ul Mulk along with others.