During the implementation of SM/ID project, PPAF approved an amount of Rs. 354 million for SRSP to implement Livelihood Enhancement & Protection component under PPAF-III in five districts of KPK namely Battagram, Shangla, Upper Dir, Kohistan and Swat. Later on, another phase of LEP (LEP Deepening) was initiated in same project area from July 2012 to June 2014. “The objective of these projects was to develop the capacity, opportunities, assets and productivity of community members to reduce their vulnerability to shocks, improve their livelihoods initiatives and strengthen their business operations” LEP projects also supported community members to build up their savings capacity and proficiency in funds management through internal lending, while complementing these efforts with grants and technical support to increase assets, productivity and incomes. Under these projects, Mechanisms were also developed and implemented to identify and support innovative micro enterprises and value chain development that resulted in improved livelihood. Further, Linkages were facilitated and promoted with private, public sector and civil society providers to bring sustainability in the livelihood of people especially ultra poor. Project Activities include;
Categorization of Poor/Identification of targeted H.H by PSC.
Identification of Livelihood opportunities/Livelihood opportunities assessment
Development of Livelihood investment plans of identified ultra poor, vulnerable poor and poor.
Skill trainings to identified ultra, vulnerable poor and poor.
Assets transfer to ultra and vulnerable poor.
Formation and linkages of Common interest groups (CIGs) around their economic interests.