Our Services

Community physical infrastructure (2006-2009)

The scheme aims to serve multi-purpose objectives in the targeted areas like physical assets building and building the farm productivity. The program emphasizes to improve the health and hygiene conditions in the area. In the year 2009, 31 CPI schemes were completed. One of the most important aspects of the program was to engage community to project cost, about 20
  • Safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for women and girls
  • Converting water supply schemes into alternative energy sources like micro-hydro projects etc.
  • Promoting renewable energy supply sources like solar, wind or water to enhance women’s access to cheap energy for domestic, social and economic consumption
  • Developing link roads that enhance women’s access from farms to markets

Mother and Child Health

Taking cognizance of the miserable state of health conditions in Kayat Kalan, especially where, the females during pregnancy period were facing problems in travelling. It was a serious problem for the communities when they had to take the patient out of their area to somewhere around 6-11 km on their shoulders. All the WOs of the village collective; raise their voice on this issue and suggested to WWO for the fulfillment of the need of the Health Centre to address this issue. On this regard WWO arrange Preventive Health Care and Hygiene Awareness Sessions at different identified places and establish Health Care Centre at a house free of cost offered by Kayat Kalan local community. The organization worked on replicating and up-scaling its experience in the health sector; such as providing health services related to mother & child healthcare, child immunization, family planning, management of medical camps/mobile units, training of lady health workers and awareness raising on preventive health measures in relation to water borne and other communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Water and Hygiene

WWO aims to bring lasting improvements in water quality improvement and hygiene. The organization aims to enhance sustainability of water supply systems installed by UNICEF after massive disaster of 2005 earthquake and to adopt best practices for attainment of water quality and hygiene promotion in targeted union councils of district Muzaffarabad and Hattian. WWO and Children First jointly in a partnership started working on 732 water supply schemes in 21 Union Councils of District Muzaffarabad and Hattian. The activities were commenced with strong participatory approach with complete orientation over (WAQIPH) objectives.

Disability

In order to cure the disable people after the earthquake disaster, WWO started its activities to rehabilitate the persons with disabilities in UC Gojira Tehsil Muzaffarabad in 2009. The program activities aim to create the opportunities to generate their income through skill development. The prime focus is to ensure the quality of life of disables to improve in terms of disability awareness, social, economic and cultural inclusion.

Agriculture value chain and food security

WWO’s livelihood program has facilitated local communities in agriculture, livestock and poultry; environment and forestry along with cross cutting themes of food security. A large no of people benefited from this program. They were provided training and guidance in rearing and making best use of buffaloes, cows, sheep, goats, mules, horses and donkeys. About 80% of the people were engaged in agricultural sector. WWO provided technical assistance to targeted communities to make best use of their land not only for self sufficiency but also for profit making ventures.

Credit and Enterprise development

WWO extends small loans under its microfinance program to the poor and marginalized segments of society with special focus on women for their economic uplift. This microfinance services aims to provide the people who are living in abject poverty and do not qualify for loans from the banks. This program of WWO proved to be a great success because of its easy access to loans, simple procedures and low interest rates as compared to other lending institutions. This intervention supported local people transforming into small business entrepreneurs. The other component of the microfinance program is to establish a culture of saving in the communities, build household asset based coupled with building their capacities through vocational training program. As a result of WWO’s facilitation and PPAF’s support in microfinance, small entrepreneurs have greater returns after covering all the costs than any lending institutions. It can be termed as a great success of WWO which was only possible with inexhaustible efforts micro credit teams, A sum of Rs. 2,500,00 has been disbursed to clients of the area in 2007.

Education and life skills

WWOP’s program, Education Voice & Accountability (V&A) Fund is to improve the working of public and private basic education sector in Pakistan by providing grants to civil society organizations of all kinds to carry out research and to foster public demand for increased accountability and transparency in the education sector. The program has following objectives;
  1. To sensitize communities and strengthen their voice for demanding inclusive and equitable education for children with disabilities through 9 months awareness campaign at district and state level in AJK.
  2. To ensure that access and equity for children with disabilities is mainstreamed within all education sector programs in AJK through advocacy with government and policy makers by using findings of study.

Live saving and resilience

Pakistan is a country who continuously suffers from natural disasters every year and human persuaded dangers which affect citizen’s livelihood. Development of our country is seriously affected by the natural disasters such as earthquake, floods, droughts and landslides. We focus on working with the communities affected and hit by disaster through administering different seminars on awareness raising or IEC material and assortment of trainings for DRR. We work exclusively for women and children with special focus to reduce the vulnerability from disaster and build resilience for local community.

Economic development

Despite the economic and social barriers, there have been advances in the area of women's rights in the past few years. Although the region's economy is underdeveloped in comparison to other parts of Pakistan as there are no large-scale Industries, there is an expanding small-scale business sector that is creating opportunities for women. A market is growing that is relatively accessible to small-scale, self-employment ventures. Recognizing these opportunities, WWO designed a series of coordinated activities to tackle the entrenched and varied nature of women marginalization in the region. The overall objective was to enhance women's economic empowerment and equal participation in the workforce in Azad Jammu Kashmir. These activities capitalized upon the willingness of both the private sector and government agencies to bring more women into the workforce. Building upon WWO's two decades of experience, including founding and running the Bint-e-Hawa Mobile Business Development and Training Centre, activities were designed to benefit from the new opportunities. WWO identified entry points for women in the job market, organized business and vocational skills trainings and provided specific entrepreneurial start-up assistance to women.

Gender Justice

WWOP considers Gender-based violence and violence against women as human rights, public health, and gender discrimination issue. To us, it is the most oppressive and pervasive violation of women's human rights and an impediment to achieving gender equality, as well as promoting development and peace. Since inception, WWO incessantly is striving for realization women rights and gender equality as well as for a society which devoid of violence against women.

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