Key Outcomes to Date

Following are some of the key outcomes that have resulted from PPAF activities:

Eradicating Poverty and Hunger:According to Gallup Pakistan study of 2009, there is adequate evidence to suggest that on average, low income households that borrowed from PPAF are better off today than they would have been if they had not borrowed. It notes “an overall improvement in the income as well as personal and business assets of PPAF borrowers. Social status, particularly of the women borrowers, has undergone a positive change.” Overall, 78 % of borrowers believed that loans had benefitted them.     Read more

Economic Productivity:The estimated aggregate economic internal rate of return (ERR) relating to irrigation, drinking water supply, community latrines, sanitation, link roads is 50.4%. The aggregate ERR was estimated at 26.3 % and FRR as 30.6%. The highest contribution to economic rate of return is found in irrigation schemes (11%) followed by link roads (3.8 %), drinking water supply (3.7%) and drainage & sanitation (3.1%). The economic benefits accrued are:    Read more

Improving access to health of poor groups (especially women and children):From the outset, PPAF healthcare projects have primarily aimed to contribute towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health.   Read more

Increasing access to education:All of PPAF models endeavour to improve access to education in a variety of ways such as increasing geographical proximity, enhancing affordability, and ensuring quality of service Read more

Environment:Any impact on poverty cannot be lasting and sustainable unless environmental safeguards have been embedded in the overall solution. PPAF views environment responsibility as one of its essential values cutting across all of its programmes and activities. Read more

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