Livelihood and Natural Resource Management

Sector Briefing

Balochistan is bestowed with enormous natural resources which can bring substantial improvement in the socio-economic conditions of the rural poor. Livelihood enhancement for rural poor has been recognized as one of the major programmatic areas that can contribute significantly in the improved socio-economic conditions of rural poor households on sustainable basis.
BRSP’s commitment to Balochistan is wide-ranging. It envisions a “prosperous Balochistan where people, especially the poor and women, are provided with equal livelihood opportunities and are not socially and economically excluded”. In pursuit of this vision, BRSP’s mission is to “harness the potential of the rural poor to help themselves, assume control of local development and improve their standard of living”.

Technical Vocational Education Training

BRSP recognises Technical Vocational Education Training to be a crucial vehicle for social equity, inclusion and sustainable development. Considering the myriad problems of problems faced by Balochistan, TVET is not only important but a prerequisite for alleviating poverty and unemployment. BRSP Partnered with renowned institutes like Institute of Rural Management and Memon Industrial and Technical Institute to impart demand driven skills training.

  • 35 + trades 4945 trainees (3892 Men 1053 Women)

Income Generating Grants

BRSP provides assistance to the poor community members (with Poverty Score 0-23) through cash grants and guidance so that they are able to start/improve an economic activity and their incomes. These economic activities may include small scale businesses, livestock rearing, value addition in agriculture products, handicrafts, or any other productive asset creation.
Income Generating Grants provided to 8436 beneficiaries 4338 men and 4098 women) total amount disbursed PKR 421 million

Financial Services

BRSP, has made Interest Free Loans (IFL) available to men, women and youth from poor, vulnerable and marginalized households, not yet tapped by the microfinance sector, so that they may engage in productive economic activities that will improve their lives and allow them to positively contribute to the economy. BRSP provided productive micro-loans to the doorsteps of the poor and the destitute for the socio-economic empowerment, in 15 UCs of Zhob, Pishin, Killa Abdullah, Khuzdar, Jhal Magsi and Kharan districts. The access to financial resources has leveraged local investments in livelihoods and enterprise development

BRSP & NRSP’S LIVELIHOOD Contribution Plans 2019 to 2022
Total Beneficiaries of Financial Services = 22,534 HHs

7,723 CLF HHs (74% women) Rs. 131.3 – 245.6 m
8,464 Interest free Loans (68 % women) Rs. 94.89 m
6,347 HHs (Micro-Credit) Rs. 159.1 m

Total Beneficiaries of Livelihood = 113,176 HHs

  • 24,436 participants to be capacitated on Enterprise Development Training
  • 26,671 HHs will be provided Interest Free Loans with 50% women beneficiaries
  • 4,903 youth (including Maddaris students) will be Trained on Long Term Skills Training
  • Funds will be provided to 377 villages for small scale infrastructure schemes (preferably Water Supply Schemes)li>
  • 23,628 Micro Businesses will be Established (50% women)
  • 23,308 HHs will be provided Community Investment Fund with 50% women beneficiaries
  • 10,230 Community Organizations members will be Trained on ALNS