In more than 19 years since RCDS was founded in 1995, the organization has accounted its nodal responsibility for the participation, development, empowerment and sustainability of the marginalized, deprived, under-privileged, neglected and impoverished communities inPakistan. RCDS has improvised and thrived for curbing the mandate of poverty alleviation through developing effective innovations, pioneering of new fields, efficient interventions, expanding access to resources and generating sustainable impact on individual, institute and community tiers through the integrated business development framework of its programs.The provisions and initiatives included micro credit, health, education, agricultural and livestock extension, advocacy, justice and rights inclusions, technical and vocational trainings, infrastructure development, livelihood enhancement, environment sustainability, emergency and natural resources management to the beneficiaries.
Managing Director Message
It has always been a matter of great pleasure and satisfaction for me to see the people being empowered socio economically through the implementation of different programs at grass root level. RCDS' programs and projects are having quotable and visible impact on the lives of the down-trodden segments of the society. I feel myself proud of organizational work and its impact on target communities. Community development through social mobilization is about changing mindsets and providing enabling environment for women to realize their inherent worth by building that ladder which links what women are to what they can be. As peep into the past, it seems like a very short time in many ways; I can still vividly remember the questions and doubts that were raised about RCDS' decision to cater exclusively to women, the initial hurdles we faced initially that were gradually vanished. The organizational work on agriculture specially irrigation (Watercourse Lining) and land development has contributed a lot the farmer income individuality and national economy too due to the surplus yield sold out in the market. The Livelihood projects played a vital role in women empowerment. As a result of which today around 85% of the women in the area have awareness about their rights. Seeing the potential in empowering poor women for economic self-reliance has been the inspiration behind RCDS endeavors.