The Well Foundation
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks) is an award-winning humanitarian news and analysis service covering the parts of the world often under-reported, misunderstood or ignored. In a recently published report which outlined the work carried out by agencies and charities IRIN highlights a grave issue in Pakistan. There are approximately four million blind people in Pakistan, 1.5 million in the Punjab region alone.
The Income Generating Programme helps poor families to set up income generating activities based on their skills and availability of local resources. In case of lack of skills and resources the programme also helps family members by providing training to enhance their skills. Through trained social mobilisers local resources are explored to create livelihood opportunities and generate income on a sustainable basis.