Category | Social Partnerships

Pani Ghar – Case Study of a Social Enterprise

A pseudonym ‘Paniwala’ (PW) has been used to disguise the identity of the leading entrepreneur behind ‘Pani Ghar’, a social enterprise established two years ago to provide safe drinking water at affordable prices. The social enterprise as a company was wounded up while the pilot outlet still functions in Lahore. Mr. Paniwala (PW) looks back [...]

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CSR and Low-Income Housing: A Plausible Framework

Currently, Pakistan has an overall housing backlog exceeding 6 million units with an annual addition of 300,000 units – based upon conservative estimates from the Population Census of 1998 and the National Housing Policy of 2001. Roughly 30-40 percent of the demand is addressed by mainstream developers who cater to the high-end market. The remaining [...]

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The Challenge of Poverty Alleviation In The Coastal Areas of Pakistan

In a small fishermen village, at nightfall, off the coast of Sind, children gather around a solar powered LED light pole to read; women gather to sow; and men gather to discuss the day gone by. This is a village which has never seen electricity. In the same village a wind turbine harnesses the coastal [...]

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Hisaar Foundation A Foundation for Water, Food and Livelihood Security

Have you noticed that Pakistan has more extreme weather events than it did some years ago? That droughts and floods have become more frequent? Did you know that per capita availability of water in Pakistan has gone down so sharply, that Pakistan is now classified as a water scarce country? Did you know that the [...]

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