LIVELIHOOD ENHANCEMENT & PROTECTION PROGRAM
UC JLALA Distt Mardan
Introduction of the Area:
Village Jalala is situated at Malakand road which is about 8 km away from Takht Bhai city toward North-West. It is surrounded by Madi Baba UC at south, Persadi UC at West, Makori and Parkhu UCs at East and Shergarh at North of the Jalala. Village lies at N 34//20/26.51// and E 72//54/13.75//.
Jalala Union Council begins at a bridge on stream at Malakand road. Jalala comprises of a stream flowing from Swat River from east to west. It mostly consists of plateau and barren steeps. The climate of Jalala is extreme, hot is summer and cold in winter. In summer it is generally engulfed by dust whereas in winter fog can be found commonly throughout Jalala. The winter is extremely cold due to frost falling.
A view of Jalala UC near village main bridge
The people of Jalala are very poor. There is still landlordism in the area, due to which a major part of it is possessed by those landlords. People are working over their lands as their surfs. These people work in their lands as daily wagers earning Rs. 150-180 per day. Though they are also given some extra benefits by the land owners but all these are still not enough for them to support such a large family they have. They lack the basic facilities of the life
Daily Wagers are working on field as begaar including education, health, hygiene, and social gatherings. These people are always busy in doing some work for themselves or for the land owners as (begaar) extra work for which they have been provided shelter. Their children are unaware of the basic education. They usually do not send their children to schools and deploy them with themselves to help them out of their distress and poverty. Instead taking some comfort home, they increase problems for their families. They cannot afford heavy expenses related to health and hygiene problems and become regular hosts of the epidemic diseases. Therefore, these people are always living under the poverty line as described by international rules. The other even a bigger part of the poor people of the area is working in brick furnaces. Some people have their
houses and working in these brick furnaces whenever they think it more benefited. There is neither check over these daily wagers from the brick furnaceowner’s side nor are they bound to work at any condition. Most of the poor people are working in brick furnace live in houses provided by the furnace owner. They have to work at any condition and cannot work anywhere else. Though they earn a good chunk of money when the
Daily Wagers are working on field as begaar furnace requires brick but in rainy days and after they have to live over the loan borrowed from brick furnace owner.
Name: Iftikhar Ali
Name of HH: Ajbar Khan
Address: Ittihad Colony
PSC Score: 5
Income: Rs.78000 per annum
Total Assets: Rs.190400
PSC Ref. No.ASDF/759
LIP No. SDF/J39
A picture of Mr. Iftikhar Ali for LIP
Mr. Ajbar Khan is a permanent resident of Ittihad colony union council Jalala. He is a daily wager in a brick furnace. PSC was filled from Mr. Ajbar khan on December 9, 2010 his work field in a brick furnace. His PSC score was found to be just 5. His score was verified through a wealth ranking conducted in Ittihad Colony. Similarly LIP was filled from Mr. Ajbar Khan in the presence of his son Iftikhar Ali. The monthly income of the household was Rs. 78000 which was not fulfilling the needs of the family. Iftikhar is a member of a large family consisting of 10 members. Mr. Iftikhar, 18 years old, is the eldest son of Ajbar khan. Mr. Iftikhar was working as an average tailor in the Ittihad colony in the shop of his tailoring teacher. His income was too little to support his father in running of the expenses of the house. Being not too expert in tailoring, there was very little work to do with him. Therefore his income was also insufficient and wasalso giving a good chunk of his income to the owner of the shop. After filling LIP form, training of tailoring was identified to enhance his skill. He was enrolled in tailoring class for 35 days. In this training he polished his skill. He learnt new styles of sewing and cutting. He also learnt the sewing and cutting of ladies clothes. He was given wage compensation at the end of training. By that money he get one generator for his shop as the country is running short of electricity which is effecting the majority of small business of the country. Assets of tailoring were also provided to him on June 17, 2011, which equipped his shop well. He has now gained the satisfaction and trust of the community and has therefore a lot of work to do in the month of
Nasir Saeed (PC) is granting Iftikhar Wage compensation of 7000 rupees Ramadan. His monthly income in the month of July 2011 was more than 5600 rupees which is as much as thrice of his previous monthly income (which was 2000 rupees) and his income for the month of August 2011 is estimated about 14000 rupees due to month of Ramadan.