Qatar Charity distributes 114 income-generating projects in Pakistan

Qatar Charity distributes 114 income-generating projects in Pakistan


11/28/2018 |


Qatar Charity, through its office in Islamabad, has handed over 114 income-generating projects to needy and low-income families and those affected by disasters as part of its efforts to combat poverty and contribute to the development of the needy and the affected societies. The number of beneficiaries of these projects, implemented with the generous support of the Qatari people, has reached more than 800 persons.

Qatar Charity has provided the projects including small shops, poultry farming, and three-wheeled motor vehicles “auto rickshaw” to the beneficiaries in three provinces of Pakistan, which are Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The projects have been completed during August – October of the current year 2018.

Some 50 projects were distributed as shops, while the poultry farming included 55 projects and each beneficiary has received 25 hens along with other poultry farming aid. However, the three-wheeled motor vehicles have given to nine persons.

Last year, QC’s office in Islamabad has completed 109 economic empowerment projects, benefiting more than 760 people.

QC’s office was established in 1992, the year in which thousands of Afghans have taken refuge in Pakistan. During the period 2014-2018, many projects were implemented, which included water, sanitation, health centers, mosques, relief and others.

The number of branch offices in Pakistan during this period reached four field offices located in Swat, Rajanpur, Tando Muhammad Khan, Mirpur Khas, in addition to an office in the Shorkot region for a project implemented in cooperation with UNICEF.

Qatar Charity also sponsors more than 2,000 people in the Kashmir region.

During the current year, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), a government institution in Pakistan, has honoured Qatar Charity (QC) in recognition of its humanitarian and development efforts in the country. Qatar Charity was awarded a certificate of excellence and shield of honor by NDMA during a ceremony.

The office has enjoyed the confidence of international organizations, and it was rated as a highly professional partner compatible with all the standards and policies of donors, according to periodic evaluations conducted by UNICEF for the performance of its partners.

Qatar Charity and UNICEF have been cooperating in the implementation of projects in Pakistan since 2010, the most recent of which is the project, which is being implemented in the Shorkot region, with joint funding from both sides.