HDF is not a traditional relief organization
In 1997 a group of Pakistani expatriates in the U.S.A. formed the Human Development Foundation North America (HDFNA); followed by Human Development Foundation (HDF) Pakistan in 1999.
The goal was to give people in rural Pakistan the tools to move out of poverty and to lead a life of dignity. HDF envisioned a Pakistan where every child attends school; health care is for all; clean drinking water is not a luxury; and communities are vibrant and self-sustaining.
Poverty is a complex problem and, through the integration of these programs, HDF is working hand-in-hand with local villages to improve standards of living for all people.
Today, thanks to donors like you, HDF has nearly twenty years of exceptional experience in advancing human, and particularly women’s rights.
- You have helped reduce poverty in since 2005 from 46% to 40% in HDF areas, compared to 49% in the rest of Pakistan
- You have helped develop and sustain women’s leadership in Village Development Organizations and sent thousands of girls to school
- You have helped train over 12,000 men and women through vocational skills and enabled them to raise their standards of living
- Because of you, 99.5% of children are under 2 are fully immunized against preventable diseases in HDF areas