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Civil Society

Civil Society

1. Social Mobility Meeting with Women Self Help Group (SHG)

The SHG team made 32 field visits to conduct meetings with SHGs and got the report from 92 women SHGs. There are 92 women groups with 865 members total saving is PKR 765,310/= and loan 431,550/=. The SHG team taught the leaders and members about record keeping and also talked about finding solutions for local issues in the village. Most of the SHG groups are saving and meeting regularly. SHG staff encouraged SHG members because they are doing good work. In some groups, there were some issues in the team resolved by conducting SHG meetings. The SHG team checked the record, and there is a need for improvement in the record-keeping by animators.

2. Celebration of Universal Women’s Day

The SHG team and area animators decided to celebrate universal women’s day at the cluster level on 8th March 2022. In 2022, the project has not allocated a budget for the celebration of the event. Therefore, the SHG & VDG group members, area animators, and the team decided to organize the event in one cluster and the women SHG group will cover all administrative costs of the event. The area animator Mr. Narain & Mrs. Bhagi Narain conducted meetings with VDG and SHG members in the Meerabad cluster. All cluster members agreed and each SHG contributed an allocated amount for the event. It was the first time when the community took initiative and organized the event with their resource.

The event was based on two programs. One program is organized separately for women and another program was organized for men. The KCDP civil society team led the men’s program, Rev. Shamoon took the session and discussed the role of women in our society, family, and community. Girls education is also one of the most highlighted topics in the program.

The women’s day event was based on the following activities.

1. Introduction of the KCDP & Cluster level approach
2. SHG & VDG Groups Introduction
3. Mrs. Bhagi Narain (Area Animator) shared her life change story among other women at the event
4. 10 SHG members shared their success stories in the small business with other women
5. Theatre Performance
6. Note of thanks by guest
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3. Monthly Animator Meetings

There are ten animators (six men/six women) are working in the project. Every month the animators attend the monthly meeting/training from KCDP staff. The purpose of the training was to enhance the capacity of animators. The KCDP’s team prepared the monthly meeting agenda for the animators and strengthened their capacity according to the need and help required. During the monthly meeting the animators are responsible to submit the all monthly reports to KCDP department.

Below table shows detail of groups and villages managed by Animators and KCDP team this table is

4. Men Self Help Groups

  • The liaison Officer completed field visits in the first quarter. The purpose of the visits was to conduct meetings with men SHG members and to review the received reports of animators in the field.


    In the KCDP project, the liaison Officer is responsible to communicate with the Area Animators and collect the reports from the Animators during the monthly animator’s meeting. At present, 22 men SHGs are functioning in five clusters including 266 members with savings of PKR 150,480.


    Mostly the men SHGs took loans from the SHG group and used the money for livestock vaccination because, in March 2022, the lumpy skin diseases affected much livestock in Sindh. Animators reported that the men SHG members now taking interest in the self-help approach and are happy to use their own saved amount in an emergency and takes initiative to start a small business at the village level.

5. Unit leader’s training

  • Four sessions were organized for community unit leaders to build their leadership skills, Participants of the session discussed problems of the Kachhi community and their solutions. The main Key problems identified were Child marriage, Lack of education, and WASH-related issues. Participants shared that unity can tackle these problems. This cluster system will help to achieve goals on the community level. These Unit leaders were from the four clusters, 301 leaders including 154 men and 147women participated in this program.