The Ali Hasan Mangi Memorial Trust was registered as a non-profit organization with the government of Pakistan in Feb. 2008 by Naween Mangi, in memory of her maternal grandfather, late Mr Ali Hasan Mangi, a philanthropist, businessman and politician.
The family trust, which is governed by a board of trustees, began work in Khairo Dero, Mr Mangi’s ancestral hometown. It aims to create a model village that can be replicated elsewhere. This includes the provision of basic infrastructure such as clean water, a sewerage network, housing for all, education and health facilities, paved roads, community development and opportunities for economic empowerment.
Toward that goal, we have partnered with agencies and individuals with expertise in different areas of development; including The Citizens Foundation, Orangi Pilot Project (OPP), National Commission for Human Development and Arif Hasan, a prominent architect who has generously offered us his services on a voluntary basis.
Our first step was to prepare a digitized map of the village with the technical assistance of OPP so that the facilities were properly documented.
We have worked on social motivation to encourage the community to lead and participate in its own development. In fact, our core principle is community participation and we have encouraged the villagers to take some part in every project.
The trustees of the Ali Hasan Mangi Memorial Trust are deeply grateful to all our donors in Pakistan and overseas who have so generously contributed to making our projects a reality. We would also like to thank all the numerous experts and volunteers who so kindly give of their time and expertise to aid our work. And we thank our development partners for their contribution to our projects. In the end, we offer our greatest gratitude to the people of Khairo Dero for welcoming us and supporting and encouraging our work.