Location: Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan
“Kehkashan” is run by women and has been the driving force behind many improvement projects in their village. The VDO has opened an adult literacy center and a center for basic garment training. Many women have taken advantage of these centers and are now able to better provide for their families. The women’s group also created a start-up for women’s clothing in 2017 and are now looking to expand their operations to make it more profitable. The VDO has been committed to the importance of education and all the children in the village are enrolled in school and are making great progress.
One of the major issues the village faced, was a lack of proper sewage system and safe drinking water. With HDF's guidance, this resourceful team mobilized to raise funds and built a well-managed sewage system and a water filtration plant. The ladies have not stopped there! Their current projects are to raise funds to pave all roads around the village, increase their adult literacy rate and provide training sessions on health and hygiene and the importance of safe drinking water. The lives of many have been improved thanks to the determined and dedicated women of Basti Rahim Di Wahi.