Over the years as our interaction with the community deepened, we realized that we were required to put in greater effort for a poverty-free society to be made a reality. Poverty is not only the absence of financial resources, but encompasses all domains of life including health, education and social security.
We have ventured into different spheres such as education and health to enhance the living standard of millions
Akhuwat derives its name from ‘MuaKhat’ or brotherhood. The earliest example of this brotherhood was seen in the fraternity formed by the Ansars (citizens of Medina) and the Muhajireen (citizens of Mecca) that migrated to Medina to escape religious persecution. The concept materialized in 2001 with the first interest free loan given to a widow. The loan was returned after 6 months with a message to keep the cycle going.
Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.
The clothes are collected from families, they are repaired, washed / dry cleaned and packed. All these tasks are carried out by members of the transgender community who have been wronged by society numerous times. Akhuwat has worked towards ensuring they get a respectable platform as working employees. The packed clothes are then given as gifts to the needy.
Khwajasira Support Program
Akhuwat has envisioned a society where members of the transgender community are treated as equals without any discrimination. A way of implementing this is by building a support system. This is done by using funds that empowers them socially, emotionally and economically. The program has several stages, starting with social engagement and provision of a small income supplement (Rs.1200) to the most vulnerable. In its final form, we, alongside Fountain House hope to be able to reintegrate the Khwaja Siras.
Akhuwat Health Services cater to the health needs of the deprived and destitute. We have developed a network of low priced medical services by collaborating with different hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers and pharmacies and have treated almost 265,000 needy patients free-of-cost..
Akhuwat Food Bank is an initiative that aims to inculcate empathy and compassion in the affluent segment of the society towards the underprivileged. This program aims to encourage the resourceful people with abundant food to donate the surplus to those who often sleep with an empty stomach. For this purpose. Akhuwat collects the food and distributes it among the impoverished through its Food Bank. It also aims to curtail the enormous wastage of food from marriage halls and food outlets by collecting excess food at the end of the day and distributing it among the needy with responsibility and ensuring the sanctity of human dignity.
Progress Report (May 19, 2018)
|Total Benefiting Families||2,658,984|
|Total loans disbursed – Males||1,540,727|
|Total loans disbursed – Females||1,118,257|
|Amount Disbursed PKR||61,290,729,437|
|Outstanding Loan Portfolio PKR||14,541,594,037|
|Number of Branches||789|
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2001
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2002
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2003
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2004
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2005
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2006
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2007
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2008
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2009
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2010
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2011
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2012
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2013
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2014
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2015
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2016
- Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2017
- A report by IPOR (Institute for Public Opinion Research)
- A report by University of the Portsmouth and Care International UK
- A report by LUMS (Lahore University of Management Science)
- A report by University of Central Punjab
- A report by Research and Development Center, Faculty of Commerce, University of Central Punjab
- The World’s Largest Interest-Free Microfinance Institute
- Pakistan’s Largest Microfinance Institute
|Loan Processing Fee||
Rs. 100 – 200 per application
|Mutual Support Fund||
1% of loan amount (voluntarily)
YEAR WISE PROGRESS REPORT AT A GLANCE
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