Harnessing the People’s Potential to Help Themselves
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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 21 years:
PRSP has introduced the practice of saving in rural communities of the Punjab. From June 1998 to Aug 2019 beneficiary communities have
Bank verified Savings total of Rs.137.40 million up to (Jun 2019) which is deposited into their bank accounts, and used for internal lending and emergent needs.1,150,621 men and women are the members of PRSP fostered 68,258 COs (Aug 2019), Rs. 21,686.27 million credit disbursed through 1,206,721 Loans (Aug 2019). The only 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 583,743 (Aug 2019) 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 (Aug  2019) 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.

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