Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) as an Non Govermental Organization (NGO), began work in Orangi town in 1980. Orangi situated in the periphery of Karachi is a cluster of 113 low income settlements* with a population of 1.5 million. On the success of its five basic programs of low cost sanitation, housing, health, education and credit for micro enterprise, in 1988 OPP was upgraded into three autonomous institutions.
- OPP-Research and Training Institute (OPP-RTI) manages the low cost sanitation, housing/secure housing support program, education program, the now evolving water supply and the women’s savings programs as well as the related research and training programs. Earthquake and the flood rehabilitation works are also undertaken.
- OPP-Orangi Charitable Trust (OPP-OCT) manages the micro enterprise credit program.
- OPP-Karachi Health and Social Development Association (OPP-KHASDA) manages the health program.
Each institution has its separate board of directors and mobilizes its own funds. Development is self financed by the people. OPP institutions provide social and technical guidance and credit for micro enterprise
Follow link for further reading: http://www.oppinstitutions.org/