Kachhi Community Development Association 
Education brings change 
KCDA (Kachhi community development association) an NGO working in rural parts of Sindh on themes of Education, WASH and livelihood. It’s a privilege and honor to share that from rural communities of Tando Allahyar district two boys from deprived Kachhi community Named Arjun S/O Shamoon and Satram S/O Mohan from NGO named KCDA run village Education center named Naya Sooraj at Allah Dino Baloch, UC New Meerabad have made their names into the selected candidates for the scholarship to be a student in public school Hyderabad, after clearing SAT (student achievement test) of class 5 with flying colors. This test was conducted by Government Literacy department. This is like a dream come true for this community as a whole, KCDA a nonprofit was there whole time since these boys started going school, and KCDA encouraged their parents to send their children for education also provided support in terms of tuition and other logistical support. Teacher of these boys whose name is Veero, also a former student of KCDA education center back in 2005 and after graduating his primary education from the same school in 2011, is now currently serving as a teacher in the same education center where he stated his education. Veero worked hard for his own education and he also encourages his students to work hard, this is a big achievement for KCDA to be a part of this historic event, Kachhi community and KCDA is joyful and celebrating success of Arjun and Satram who are one step away from getting a scholarship which can change their entire life in a positive way.  
 
They both student got admission in public school Hyderabad and now they both are studying in grade 6. The got scholarship for the intermediate grade and living in hostel. The all expanses of their studies and accommodation are full filled by the Government Literacy Department.  
KCDA education team encouraged the both students with presenting a gift during the Independence Day event. They both students are very enthusiastic and want to change in their family, village and community.  
The both students are the encouraging role model for the others student 

Case Study 2: Education for Girls 
This case study is belongs to Chamktey Tare School Meerabad. There are 36 students are getting education in this school including 20 boys 16 girls. The teacher name is Chander and he is very active and hard worker teacher. The annual examination of 2016-2017, from this school three kachhi girls got (1st, 2nd and 3rd) positions from grade 3rd and now they are studying in grade 4th.  

 
KCDP and SMC members encouraged these girls and present the gifts to them during the SMC meeting and all village leaders and community members present that meeting. Their parents are also very happy and it’s really encouragement for the other community members to allow their girls to get education.  
 
Case Study 3: Women Self Help Groups
This case study belongs to SHG member. Her name is Galai w/o Chander. She has three daughters. She is member of Soniya SHG. Her husband is working as a school teacher in the village school. After the school, they want to start a small business. For this purpose they need money to start a small business in village level. Galai requested to SHG group for the loan. The SHG group approved her request and issued the loan Rs.5000/=. She started a 

small shop of cosmetic product and children clothes and her husband visit village to village and sale the products.  
Its very time consuming job but they are getting a good profit. They returned the loan amount to group timely. The aim of this couple to enhance their business in future. They are very happy to be the member of the SHG. SHG is the tool to bring change in the human life if we clearly understand the concept.  

Case Study 1. (Advocacy Programme, Advocacy Department)  
This Case study is about Mrs. Bhagi Narain. She lives in Dodo Patel Village Meerabad. She is a member of Soniya SHG and working as a president of the group. She is also working with KCDA as an area animator. She is very active, loyal and intelligent lady. She is married and has four sons and two daughters. Her children are getting education in primary school. Her elder son has started the small business and opened a small shop of motor mechanic.  
At present she is working with KCDA as an animator of cluster Meerabad. She is working with her husband because her husband is also working as an animator in the same area. She started to work with KCDA in year 2017. She started 20 women self-groups in their cluster and regular conducing meetings with SHGs. She is very active in her work and she has passion to do work for kachhi community.  
She resolved the conflicts of her SHG group. Two months ago there group members were not willing to continue but after her strong motivation these ladies agreed to continue with SHG. She is also responsible for keeping the SHG group record and conducting regular SHG meetings with women. She started four new SHGs in their cluster and conducts regular meeting with them. She selected good villages according the SHG criteria. She selected the poorest community for SHG and where no any NGO/Govt organization worked before. During the interview she said, I was very shy lady and felt I could not do anything for my family but my husband is very good and he supports me and encourages me so I feel strong and confident. But the one thing which makes me very sad is that our kachhi women are very deprived and not empowered so my aim or vision is to empower them with SHG and other Bhagi will train from many villages.” I am also thankful to KCDA because by the support of KCDA I will be able to work in my community.  

Case Study 4:
This case study is belongs to village Dano Patel. They are living in this area for many years but they had not access of water. There are 57 household in village Dano Patel which is located in District Mirpurkhas. People here their lives in simplicity and most of the people work on the fields. Unfortunately community does not know the basic cleanliness and sanitation ways, so they suffer mostly the stomach/ skin diseases.  
They fetch water from very far area because of that people suffer big problems.  
“I am happy the borehole is closer to our homes,” said Mr. Dano now our children and women do not feel bad about it because the distance to the borehole is shorter. As a result, feedback from community is said, “Your generosity is helping our families to access clean water, basic sanitation, good hygiene education, and improved nutrition and income. As a result, incidences of WASH-related diseases are decreasing. Thank you for helping us to show God’s unconditional love to our children and families.” 
Community members appreciate the help they have received and are working to sustain the interventions that have begun. 
During an initial survey that has done by KCDA for the inception of Community- led WASH project, it came to known that these people are living very difficult lives in that particular area and because of the access of water there are sever problems.  
During the initial visits of that area, The Program Manager, conducted the interview with the community women, they said “Every day we got up early in the morning for fetching water from a well. It’s a 3 to 4 KM faraway and takes 40 to 50 minutes. They carry a 30 liter cane. It’s a women responsibility to get water twice a time in day because the men are working on the field and they have not time to get water for their family.  
They further said: “It’s really difficult for those women when they are ill, and pregnant. During the rainy season it’s also very challenging for us to get water for drinking purpose”.  
The women further said and the project team visited that area where they washed their clothes, pots and animal drinking water. The community shared, only one week we received the canal water and rest of three weeks its stopped. So we store the water in small ponds but the condition of that ponds and the water was very poor. Community has less awareness about the cleanliness and clean drinking water so they are using the same water for drinking purpose and for their daily use.  
That’s why they are suffering from different kinds of abdominal diseases and skin allergy.