BENEFITING: Women's Global Empowerment Fund
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2013
WAFA is a non-for-profit charitable(No. J-6 (16)/ 159/09) organization that partners with local communities, national and international organizations to empower women of Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan specifically working to achieve gender equality and alleviate poverty. It is dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to people, particularly children and women, in the event of natural disasters and severe financial hardships. WAFA primarily serves the rural, mountainous communities in Gilgit and Chitral who live below the poverty line, and are deprived of basic health and educational facilities. The organization has been established to respond to the political, socio-economic and educational conditions prevailing in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. It provides programs and services designed to educate children (especially girls), build infrastructures and increase the economic independence and self–sufficiency of women and their families. One of WAFA’s mandates is to focus primarily on programs to enhance micro- and macro-enterprise development and support peer lending circles. WAFA’s headquarters is located in Gilgit (Sonikot), Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.