For many months after the quake, people were unable to work on their land or rebuild their businesses. With no source of income, they have struggled to provide for their families.
One year on, Islamic Relief has been helping people return to work by providing training, cash-for-work schemes and materials.
In Rawalakot and Muzaffarabad, our cash-for work schemes have benefited over 2,800 people, enabling them to restart their businesses or earn a living whilst contributing to the reconstruction of their area.
In villages throughout Azad Jammu & Kashmir, we have been training farmers in agricultural techniques, saffron cultivation and olive grafting, as well as distributing maize, rice, vegetable and fodder seeds to over 65,000 people.
We have also vaccinated and de-wormed more than 30,000 animals to improve livestock health and productivity.
Since the earthquake, Islamic Relief has been delivering skills-training to help people restart or set up new businesses. Teacher training, tailoring, construction techniques and handicrafts are some of the skills that have been taught.
Many of the training sessions provided by Islamic Relief were exclusively for women and were conducted through female community organisations.