2006 Integrated Livelihood Program was started with the startup
donation from Salvation Army for making needy families self-reliant in
their livelihood, health and education. This program was further
extended with the donations of Leonard Cheshire and USAID small grant
for disability component and ERRA for Water and Sanitation component.
The IHQ IES officer of Salvation Army in Mansehra has visited groups
where the initial work was done in 1991, then again different
improvements made in 1997 and during independent conversations he was
fully convinced of the sustained benefits achieved and truthful answers
received from a group of mainly farmers. Health has improved and
smallpox and polio have been eradicated; school attendances are
consistently higher-and teachers now actually come to the school; crop
yield has improved and some diseases have been stopped; the village men
now harvest as a commune and market their surplus grain (that never was
previously achieved) by better bargaining with grain agents.
Women are now in charge of a new venture in root crops grown near the
homes and where chickens and additional income generation is adding to
the overall wealth creation. Plantations of trees were seen where
the ground is being saved from rain and erosion loss. Savings are
now a norm and weddings and funerals no longer an occasion for
borrowing money at high interest rates, that previously caused land to
be forfeited when re-payment was not possible. INSAN remains with
these villages and in the village visited at Chikea in U.C. Datta,
Tehsil Mansehra, they now save for irrigation and a tractor to hire
during harvesting and sloughing, and future plans for new middle
schools for their boys and girls.
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