Vulnerable Populations

The Ambassador’s Fund supported initiatives to empower vulnerable populations such as persons with disabilities, widows, orphans, the elderly, religious and ethnic minorities, victims of violence, street children, displaced persons, and other vulnerable groups. The initiatives ranged from providing free legal assistance to increasing employment opportunities through vocational training. Moreover, steps were undertaken to mainstream vulnerable groups through education, sports, and life skills. This is an exclusive Ambassador’s Fund thematic area.


Projects in Ambassador's Fund


BeneficiariesEstimated number of people



Persons trained in skill development


Women trained in vocational skills


Persons with disabilities trained


Widows/Orphans trained

Fund Status


Ambassador’s Fund


  1. Adara-e-Behbood-e-Umar Rasida (ABURO)
  2. Advocacy, Research, Training and Services Foundation (ARTS)
  3. Al Asar Development Organization (AADO)
  4. Anjuman Falah-O-Bahbood AIDS Council (AFAC)
  5. Baghbaan Trust (BT)
  6. Basic Integrated Rural Development Society (BIRDS)
  7. Basic Needs Pakistan (BNP)
  8. CEENA Health and Welfare Services (CEENA)
  9. Centre for Peace and Development (CPD)
  10. Drug and Narcotics Educational Services for Humanity (DANESH)
  11. Durawa Development Organization (DDO)
  12. Gupis Rural Support Programme (GRSP)
  13. Hazara Development & Advocacy Foundation (HADAF)
  14. Iqra Fund (IF)
  15. Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO)
  16. National Integrated Development Association (NIDA)
  17. Pakistan Chemical and Energy Sector Skills Development Company (PCESSDC)
  18. Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development And Transparency (PILDAT)
  19. Public Welfare Organization (PWO)
  20. RAHMA Islamic Relief (RAHMA)
  21. Rural Development organization (RDO)
  22. SAHARA Voluntary Social Welfare Agency for Physically Disabled (SVSWAPD)
  23. SERVE
  24. Shah Sachal Sami Foundation (SSSF)

USAID/Pakistan has, in cooperation with the USAID Office of Inspector General, established the Anti-Fraud Hotline to provide an avenue for the reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse which may be associated with USAID funded projects in Pakistan. Complaints are handled with complete confidentiality and individuals are encouraged to report when corruption, fraud, waste or abuse may exist in the USAID/Pakistan projects. Reports can be filed anonymously via the easy-to-use Hotline (Toll free number 0800 84700); e-mail at; fax at 021-35390410; postal address at 5-C, 2nd Floor Khayban-e-Ittehad, Phase VII, DHA, Karachi, Pakistan; and on the website