Hashoo Foundation is an organization working in the development area by improving the stand of living of people by fuelling socio-economic development programs. It was founded in 1988 and is operating in all 5 provinces of Pakistan. Hashoo foundation is also registered as a not-for-profit organization in USA, Tajikistan and UK. Economic development, education, skills development and humanitarian assistance and relief are some of the core programs by Hashoo foundation. The organization thrived in all the programs, winning the BBC’s World Challenge Award 2008 particularly for the project “Plan Bee”, which was highly appreciated for its sustainable and innovative approach towards economic empowerment of women.
The founder of the foundation, The Hashwani Family has been known for its philanthropy since the last six generations. Starting the Hashoo Foundation in 1988 was an effort to keep this tradition alive by the chairperson Mr. Sadruddin Hashwani. The establishment of hashoo foundation was shortly followed by the institution of two more charities.
Umeed e noor was the first of the two projects launched in 1994 with the purpose of delivering quality education and therapeutic services to special children. The second project instigated five years later in 1999 by the name HOAP (Helping the Oppressed and Powerless), which has been working for the skills development, social welfare and education of the society. These three organizations were merged to make one unit in 2007. The aim of this unification was to bring together the expertise and resources from all the organizations to enhance the overall performance.
5.1 Vision Statement
We envisage an ethical, equitable, inclusive and progressive society in which people live with dignity and have power over their own lives.
5.2 Mission Statement
Our mission is to enable and empower communities to be independent by facilitating equitable access to opportunities.
5.3 Values of the Foundation
Hashoo Foundation draws on the values of equity, inclusivity, transparency, innovation, integrity, respect and fulfillment. These values make the foundations of our guiding principles, which, in turn, contribute to setting standards for all organizational operations.
5.4 Focus Areas
5.5.1 Economic Development
Hashoo foundation is currently implementing various economic development programs in the areas of;
a. Honey bee farming
b. Dairy farming
c. Marble Shine Associates
a. Honey bee farming
Honey bee farming is a novel idea brought to life by Hashoo Foundation in 2007 to empower the women of northern areas of Pakistan by promoting and spreading the home based entrepreneurial opportunities. Honey bee farming was chosen for this purpose because it was already being practiced in the area at a smaller scale. So, the idea was to take it to a larger scale with the help of the ample marketing opportunities. Moreover the area yields a vast range of flora that is used by the bees for honey production. The local...