Poverty alleviation: PPAF to extend one million microloans

programme will help to strengthen over 25,000 new community organisations in order to build livelihood


July 19, 2012

ISLAMABAD:


The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) is planning to extend one million microloans during fiscal 2012-13 for implementing 3,500 small-scale water and infrastructure schemes in the most deprived districts of the country.


The programme will help to  strengthen over 25,000 new community organisations in order to build livelihood and transfer over 300 assets to deserving families, an official said here on Wednesday. Under the project, the PPAF will also provide training to around 150,000 community members and establish 50 new community health clinics and 200 new schools, he added.

He said that over six thousand persons with disabilities will be rehabilitated under the program, and 3,000 staff from partner organisations and over 25,000 community members will be trained during fiscal 2012-13.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2012.

 

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