Partner: Hansalim, Badin Development and Research Organization (BDRO)
Team Members: Dr. Mahmood A. Khwaja
The flood that struck Sindh province last year destroyed crops, food, fodder, seed stock and livestock. The main objectives of the project were, to empower flood victims largely women and girls to realize their economic and social rights, by providing them goats and sheep, to assist them to reintegrate into society and live a life with dignity, to raise community awareness and address issues of resettlement of flood victims through a participatory approach and to reduce vulnerability of men, women and children to the physical, social, economic and political effects of flooding and other natural disasters in the project area, Thatta district of Sindh. The project activities were carried out in collaboration with the local CBO, Badin Development and Research Organization (BDRO), with financial support from Hansalim, Republic of Korea. Six events for the distribution of 200 goats and sheep were organized at the identified central six villages of the union councils, Gul Mohammad Baran and Kar Malik, Taluka Jati a veterinary doctor paid regular visits in the project area to check how the animals were being taken care of 100 families, mostly widows benefited, for whom the support is an on-going source of income for their families.