Success Stories

Solar Energy Unplugs Darkness in Smallest District of Pakistan

It is past sunset in Barra Banda village, District Torghar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Each house is glowing with a luminous bulb which makes this small settlement of 55 households look like a constellation of stars with dark mountains in the background. Aslam Khan, 12 and a student of seventh grade, lives in one of these star-like houses. He is doing his homework sitting under the bulb in his house and is optimistic for good grades in coming exams.

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Solar Light Becomes a Beacon of Hope for Bheel

“After installation of the solar power units in our community, our income has increased. We are saving money, a concept that was unknown to us just a few months ago. This has also provided us an opportunity to save our traditional skill; ralli making”, Chatoon said excitedly.

 

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No More Mourning on Flood Losses

“Not this time!”, said Ashraf Ghani resolutely responding to a fellow villager who had reached his home amidst heavy rain in the middle of the night to see if he could do something to avoid the usual damage such rains brought upon their village Hafizabad – prone to heavy rains, flash floods, and landslides. Their village falls in Union Council Garlat, Tehsil Balakot, District Mansehra of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.

 

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A Ray of Hope for the Children of Kasur

“As a doctor, I felt helpless dealing with the child abuse cases. I did not know how to interact with the victims or which forums to approach for support.” says Dr. Mona Habib, a young and passionate medical practitioner at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) in Kasur -the historic town known for the eternal abode of Sufi poet Bulleh Shah.

 

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Disaster Resilience Becomes Lifeline for the Community

“It was a horrible night. My husband complained of pain in his chest, and before we could do something about it, he fainted”, said Bilquees – a mother of five and resident of Basti Ludhani Chandia, a small far-flung riverine community without proper health care facilities in Tehsil Kot Adddu, district Muzaffargarh,

 

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Beyond the Grid

It was a dream-come-true situation for the students and teachers at Government Primary School Sringwari in District Tharparkar. The only classroom of the school had new benches and a running fan – something the children in the remote village of Sringwari had yearned for years. The fan not only provided a degree of relief from the scorching heat of 48 C but also helped in keeping flies and mosquitoes away.

 

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Illuminating lives, Improving Livelihoods

“Hey kids! See what I have brought for you today”, shouts Sadique as he enters his house. His young daughters – Fatima and Heer – run towards him with curiosity in their eyes. He gives them a small bag full of their favorite fruit grapes saying, “This is fruit of your hard work”. The girls are overjoyed on getting tasty grapes which they have been yearning for a long time but could not afford due to limited earnings. There were many other things the girls longed for, but could not afford to buy them.

 

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