While the effect of the Programme
on poverty will take time to establish visible impacts, the following can be quoted
as some of the milestones crossed from the last 18 years:
PRSP has introduced the practice of saving in rural communities of the Punjab. From June 1998 to March 2017 beneficiary communities have
Bank verified Savings total of Rs.130.002
million up to (Dec 2016)
which is deposited into their bank accounts, and used for internal lending and emergent
needs.1,278,829 men and women are the members of PRSP fostered 75,692 COs (March 2017),
1,004,376 persons have so far benefited by availing more than Rs. 16,368.91 million credit (March 2017).
security required from them is the social collateral.
The overall recovery rate of credit
disbursed by PRSP is 99.85 % which is irrefutable evidence of credit-worthiness
of the poor. It also reinforces the appropriateness of purposes for which credit
PRSP built the capacity of
531,537 (March 2017) COs and Village Organization (VO) members in
respect of managerial and vocational skills trainings such as Community Management
Skills Training (CMST), stitching, beautician, electrician, motor mechanic etc.
PRSP completed 6,433 Community Physical Infrastructure Schemes (CPIs) with the total
cost of Rs. 1,675.181 million (March 2017) funded by different donors such as PPAF.
20 million people were directly
affected as a result of the devastating floods that ravaged parts of the country
in 2010. PRSP initiated a number of projects in collaboration with different donors
including; Government of Punjab, RSPN,USAID, DFID and FAO, to help alleviate the
situation of the affected population. PRSP implemented a number of emergency relief
projects which included the provision of health services, food distribution, provision
of veterinary services, seed distribution.