SSEWA-Pak
Society for Safe Environment and Welfare of Agrarians in Pakistan 
Community Capacity Development Programme
Community Capacity Development Programme is the continuation of IRD-Project (Integrated Rehabilitation to Development Project). The CCD-Programme is focusing more on developing human capacities rather than facilitating beneficiaries with hard components. 
CCDP has been in operation since March 2014 and is in its third year tenure which will be completed in February, 2017. The project is working in 35 villages for its intervention in District Mirpurkhas and Umerkot, these communities are living below the poverty line and are facing lots of challenges. 

The project is mainly focusing on the capacity development of the men Village Development Groups (VDG) and female Self Help Groups (SHG) through trainings and sessions, so that they can find the solutions of the problems they are facing. The soft component of this Programme includes SHG & VDG Strengthening Workshop, Business Skill Training, Village Development plan Training, Gender equality Awareness Raising Workshop, Video Motivation Sessions, WASH Training, Bio- Sand Nadi Filter Training, and Operation & Maintenance Trainings. 

Through Training sessions confidence has been increased in communities so that they are able to face any challenge either social, political or economic. Also the project has provided them opportunities to think and act in groups. Now these good practices are adopted by the villages which results in an empowered community in the society.  
 
The Hard components of the project includes provision of 120 Nadi Filters, 10 Hand-pumps installation, 3000 Tree Saplings (Plantation), 120 Kitchen Gardening kits, 100 Fuel Efficient Stoves Installation.  
 
Bio-Sand Nadi Filters: 
In CCDP, we provided 120 Bio- Sand Nadi Filters in 7 villages as they were using canal water but didn't have any filtration equipment for cleaning water which caused stomach problems like diarrhea, and they used to spend a lot of money on medicines and on Doctor's fee. The installation of Nadi Filters in 7 villages for drinking clean water so no more money needs to be spent on doctors and medicines.  
Hand-Pumps: 
CCDP installed 10 Hand-Pumps in villages. The selection criteria of providing Hand Pump were based on villages who do not have access to nearby canal or water source. Women and children had to travel far away to fetch water for their family.

Tree Plantation: 
In tree Plantation we provided 3000 tree saplings (5 to each beneficiary) in which 4 were Environmental Tree (Cornucopus, Neem, Sukh Chain, Kikkar) and one Fruit Tree (Bair) to the communities. The community members were made responsible for taking care of their trees. 

Kitchen Gardening: 
In Kitchen gardening 10 kinds of vegetable seeds have been given in 13 villages (5 summer and 5 winter seeds). Now they have sowed the winter seeds in front of their houses and also in their fields. Now the beneficiaries are having fresh vegetables and also they are saving their seeds for next season and preparing to sow summer seasonal seeds.  
 
Fuel Efficient Stoves
In Fuel efficient stoves (FES) we provided 100 FES materials to the communities and gave training to them about FES and told them about the harm of traditional stoves. Now the communities are using FES and these stoves save their time and they can cook two dishes at a time with less wood consumption. The women showed great interest in smokeless stoves which has led them to make a proper structure of a kitchen. 
In 2016, one major event was celebrated in CCDP: 
 
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 
On 18th November, 2016 “Violence against women” day was celebrated at SSEWA-Pak Head office with 35 villages of CCDP in which 5 members from each village were invited. In the program we gave awareness about Violence against women like verbal, mental and physical abuse, early marriages, gender rights, child labour, forced marriages. The women from the community performed different dramas and gave speeches on different topics. Also community women shared their real life experiences and the difficulties they faced in their families. Women appreciated the program by saying that, these types of Programmes should be organized every year so that more awareness could be shared with them.