PPAF aims to promote an effective approach to poverty alleviation, which is aligned
closely with Pakistan’s commitment to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While
we strongly uphold an overall holistic and multi-sectoral strategy to generate broad
and deep impacts at the community level, we are also cognizant of certain community
needs that entail specifically tailored responses.
"Institutions of the poor " - existing at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid-
constitute the focal point of our programmes; PPAF’s varied models of interventions
revolve around empowering these institutions of the poor to make a considerable
and sustainable dent in poverty.
On a practical front, actualization of poverty reduction efforts occurs by facilitating
access to funds through two financing arms of PPAF – on-lending funding and grants.
On-lending funding is available for the provisioning of microfinance and enterprise
development through partner organizations based on a thorough analysis of their
ability to manage funds and demands from the field. Grant assistance is provided,
also through partners, for the purposes of supporting communities to achieve their
identified developmental objectives and outcomes.
PPAF is dedicated to reducing poverty all over Pakistan. Under our current strategy
we have identified six levels of priority districts for our grant-funded and micro-finance
interventions, based on certain classifications that include districts which are
below/above the average Human Development Index (HDI) score for Punjab, extremely
food insecure districts, districts where social mobilization has/has not already
been undertaken by PPAF and/or partners, and districts where microfinance is feasible