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From Micro-Finance to the Building of Local Institutions: The Origins and Evolution of Micro-Credit Programme of the Opps Orangi Charitable Trust, Karachi, Pakistan Arif Hasan

From Micro-Finance to the Building of Local Institutions: The Origins and Evolution of Micro-Credit Programme of the Opps Orangi Charitable Trust, Karachi, Pakistan

Arif Hasan

Published June 19th 2013
ISBN : 9780199065097
Hardcover
210 pages
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The Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) was established, by Akhtar Hameed Khan the renowned Pakistani social scientist, in the informal settlement of Orangi, Karachi, in 1980. The objective of the Project was to build models of participatory development thatMoreThe Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) was established, by Akhtar Hameed Khan the renowned Pakistani social scientist, in the informal settlement of Orangi, Karachi, in 1980. The objective of the Project was to build models of participatory development that could overcome the problems faced by conventional development programmes in dealing with informal settlements and poverty related issues. Among other things the Project worked at establishing producer and consumer cooperatives. These attempts slowly evolved into a micro-credit programme, the first of its kind in Pakistan. Though it was originally limited to Orangi, it soon moved to supporting NGOs and CBOs through the OPPs Charitable Trust (OCT), in the rural and urban areas of Pakistan in operating their own micro-credit programmes whose clients are small farmers, businessmen and rural women.