While the effect of the Programme
on poverty will take time to establish visible impacts, the following can be quoted
as some of the milestones crossed from the last 23 years:
PRSP has introduced the practice of saving in rural communities of the Punjab. From June 1998 to May 2022 beneficiary communities have
Bank verified Savings total of Rs 82.074 million up to (Dec 2020)
which is deposited into their bank accounts, and used for internal lending and emergent
needs.1,134,918 men and women are the members of PRSP fostered 67,473 COs (May 2022), Rs. 25,538.53 million credit disbursed through 1,313,597 Loans (May 2022).
security required from them is the social collateral.
The overall recovery rate of credit disbursed by PRSP is 99.85 % which is irrefutable evidence of credit-worthiness of the poor. It also reinforces the appropriateness of purposes for which credit is disbursed.
PRSP built the capacity of 591,189 (May 2022) COs and Village Organization (VO) members in
respect of managerial and vocational skills trainings such as Community Management
Skills Training (CMST), stitching, beautician, electrician, motor mechanic etc.
PRSP completed 6,433 Community Physical Infrastructure Schemes (CPIs) with the total
cost of Rs. 1,675.181 million (May 2022) funded by different donors such as PPAF.
20 million people were directly
affected as a result of the devastating floods that ravaged parts of the country
in 2010. PRSP initiated a number of projects in collaboration with different donors
including; Government of Punjab, RSPN,USAID, DFID and FAO, to help alleviate the
situation of the affected population. PRSP implemented a number of emergency relief
projects which included the provision of health services, food distribution, provision
of veterinary services, seed distribution.