Project area is consisted over 04 clusters/village Tardos Tehsil Chachro of District Tharparkar. This area lies in east-south corner of Sindh province and near to Indian border. The area is backward and deprived from many basic facilities. Society is culturally rich, traditional customs are strong and social nomenclature is in process of shift because of hyper changes taking place in nearby areas.
Still people respect and women have social status in family but financial management at household level is not done by woman in Thar, even property is not registered in name of women, so we can say society is man dominated.
There are limited or no facilities available, safe drinking water, health and sustainable livelihood are major problems. Being a woman there are 02 opportunities to earn for bread & butter; rain fed agriculture & rearing livestock. Rain fed agriculture is not sustainable because this depends on rain pattern and timing, and this is totally depends upon a person’s energy and potential to work. Old one can’t perform such activities easily because physical work is too much involved. Livestock rearing is easier in terms of time, input and dependency on other factors. In Thar there are less crime in comparison of other parts of country, livestock grazing fields are state property and local people are use too with practices of managing the herds. As a pet animal, goat is survives very well, milk a a food supplement and young goats being sold in cash; that is income source. Sheep is also a pet animal in Thar but milk is not good and enough, and also this is not drought resistant animal, AWARE prefers goat for said project.
A Project Management Committee was formed comprised over 09 persons, to purchase the goats & distribute among target group members
To vaccinate all goats
To get signed and assured that beneficiaries will not sale out the goat (until and unless get older) and get benefit as sustainable source of income
108 goats have been purchased and handed over to targeted widows
Some amount has been saved (from budgeted) and after clearance from donors, same will be spent for same purpose in nearby villages
Duration: Started in January 2008.
Partners: Community & AWARE
Location: 04 clusters of Village Tardos, Tehsil Chachro, District Tharparkar
Funding Source: Philanthropists