Livelihoods – Swabi

In Swabi, the most common livelihoods for Afghan refugees are as daily wage labourers on farms or as shopkeepers. Some refugees do manage small family businesses.

Compared with other districts, refuges in Swabi are poor and rely on seasonal farming and daily wage labour to provide their income. A few refugees do manage shops and small businesses.

Livelihoods projects in Swabi include a project run by Salik foundation in the RAHA programme for people with disabilities in union councils Topi and Dagai (80% host community and 20% refugees). Other projects specifically aim to empower women through training on environmental sustainability.

However, the demand for these trainings greatly exceeds the current capacity to deliver such trainings in Swabi.