Area of Operation
FIDA is currently working in District Dera Ismail Khan, District Tank and South Waziristan, as well as Lakki, Bannu, Karak, Kohat and Peshawar. Dera Ismail Khan and Tank are the southernmost districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly NWFP) of Pakistan. South Waziristan is the southernmost agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The people of these regions speak Seraiki and Pushto.
These areas are rich in culture and history, but suffer from chronic poverty and neglect. Literacy rates are far below the national average and there is a lack of access to basic services, such as health facilities, educational institutes, electricity and piped gas, particularly in rural areas.
In an attempt to reach as many people as possible, FIDA works with a wide variety of communities and groups throughout the region. FIDA also works to create links and partnerships with neighboring districts, in order to strengthen and replicate the work we are doing. By collaborating and sharing with both local government and civil society organizations, we hope to create systems and institutions that are efficient, equitable and sustainable.