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Marvi Rural Development Organization

 

Organization Background:

In 1992 a non-formal group of women of rural area of district Khairpur Mir’s took self-initiative for rural women empowerment with providing them alternate suitable livelihood opportunities by arranging a little financial amount generated by women by collecting Rs. 10 per month. The group was founded and headed by Ms. Ghulam Sughra Solangi who rewarded by First lady Michael Obama and Secretary State Ms. Hillary Clinton with “Women of Courage Award” in 2011 in Washington DC against her contribution in social development sector. Later the group officially registered with the title of Marvi Rural Development Organization (MRDO) in year 1994.

Vision: 

Social and economic empowerment of the underprivileged women and communities at the grassroots level.

 

Mission:

To enhance the role and socio-economic status of people especially women of deprived communities by providing them assistance & sustainable prospects.

 

MRDO Governance Body

MRDO Board of Directors has gender balance in terms of Sex and consists of 7 members and one honorary Secretary Member with having multi-sectorial experience with National and International Exposure.

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Name of BoD

Designation

Qualification

Expertise

1

Mr. Qurban Ali Shah

Chairperson

Master in Geography

Development Professional

2

Ms. Firdous Manzani

Vice Chairperson

Master in Sustainable International Development

Free Launce Consultant

3

Mr. Zafar Junejo

Treasurer

MSc Rural Development/MCs Information Technology

Development Professional

4

Mr. Suleman G.Abro

Member

MSc. Rural Development

Development Professional

5

Mr. Solomon Khuram

Member

ICMAP & Master in Computer Science

Development Professional

6

Ms. Shamshad Akhtar

Member

Master in Sociology

Community Leader

7

Ms. Nazeeran Shaikh

Member

Master in Education

Community Leader

8

Ms. Ghulam Sughra

Honorary General Secretary

Master in Sociology & Education

Development Professional

 

MRDO thematic Areas  

MRDO has implemented integrated projects covering following themes and Areas 

 

Theme

Major interventions

Area Coverage/District , Tehsils/UCs

Beneficiaries

M

F

C

Total

Social Mobilization

1.      1094 Community Organizations  / formed

2.      300 Village Peace Committees formed

3.      300 Youth groups formed

a)   5 Districts

b)  12 Tehsils

c)   32 UCs

d)  618 Villages

60430

46655

0

107085

Capacity Building

1.       Capacity built of 10876 Men and 7228 women through  different trainings and exposure visits

a)   5 Districts

b)  12 Tehsils

c)   32 UCs

d)  228 Villages

9118

8986

0

18104

Micro Credit

1.      115 Million disbursed to 7052 borrowers

a)   2 Districts

b)  8 Tehsils

c)   18 UCs

d)  132 Villages

4786

2266

0

7052

Livelihood

1.       Provided business initiative support to 700 youths

2.       Home based support to 500 women headed households

 

a)   2 Districts

b)  6 Tehsils

c)   16 UCs

d)  44 Villages

7030

4335

1750

13115

Legal Aid / Legal Awareness

1.       Legal aid to 40 beneficiaries

2.       Counseling provided to 950 beneficiaries

3.       Legal awareness provided to rural communities via F.M program, theatres, seminars and sessions.

 

a)   2 Districts

b)  4 Tehsils

c)   18 UCs

d)  132 Villages

22828

14557

3107

40490

Advocacy

1.         300 Women groups formed

2.         300 VPCs formed

3.         300 Youth groups formed

4.         2 District level Peace Forums Formed

5.         Media Consultation organized

6.         Seminars, Open Courts, Religious dialogues and IEC material disseminated for fundamental rights

a)   2 Districts

b)   6 Tehsils

c)    30 UCs

d)   300 Villages

96588

54330

0

150918

GBV

1.         Legal Aid Provided to 90 victimized women and Counseling Supported to 500 Women

2.         Established 5 Women Resource Centers

3.         30 Awareness Seminars

4.         Media Consultations

5.         3-TV Talk Shows

a)   5 Districts

b)  20 Tehsils

c)   15 UCs

d)  75 Villages

10110

9030

3922

23062

CPI

1.         32 Drinking Water Supply Schemes installed

2.         5 Irrigation Schemes

3.         18 Drainage & Sanitation Schemes

4.         2 PIT (Solar Energy) Schemes

 

a)   2 Districts

b)  8 Tehsils

c)   18 UCs

d)  132 Villages

11239

6194

5634

23067

Disability

1.         Provided assistive devices 3890 PWDs

2.         Business incubation support to 258 PWDs

3.         Awareness Seminars organized

4.         Provided certificates with the support of Social welfare to 34 PWDs

a)   2 Districts

b)  4 Tehsils

c)   8 UCs

d)  390 Villages

5930

4732

1973

12635

Health

1.         7 Community Health Centers established in deprived areas where no availability exits of government /nongovernmental

a)   1 Districts

b)   2 Tehsils

c)    22 UCs

d)   45 Villages

5494

10696

8108

24298

Education

1.          16 Community based Schools established

a)   1 Districts

b)  2 Tehsils

c)   22 UCs

d)  45 Villages

514

449

4604

5553

Emergency Response / Early Recovery

1.          NFIs to 7000n beneficiaries

2.          950 shallow hand pumps installed

3.          300 Pit latrines provided

4.          Certified Seeds and Fertilizer provided to 1500 families

5.          Hygiene awareness seminars organized

a)   4 Districts

b)   8 Tehsils

c)    48 UCs

d)   388 Villages

35570

27375

20918

83863

 

           

 

MRDO Coverage

      

 

Networking:

MRDO is member of National level Networks including,

  1.  Insaf Network Pakistan (INP)
  2.  Human Resource Development Network (HRDN)
  3.  National Humanitarian Network (NHN)

 

Access to Justice

Safe Water initiative

Free, Fair & Peaceful Election

Access to HealthCare

Education for All

Education for All

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