SURVEY ON DISABILITY
IN HUNZA VALLEY
Development Organization (KADO) with the financial assistance of The
World Bank conducted the door to door Survey on Disability in Hunza
Valley. The survey was carried out in entire Hunza Valley from
September 21 to October 21, 2004. The major objective of this Survey
was to collect baseline information about Persons with Disabilities (PWDs),
facilities and services related to PWDs, human resource related to
PWDs, State of PWDs, and Basic Minimum Needs (BMN) of the PWDs, and to
provide situational analysis on disability in Hunza Valley, which will
serve for the preparation of KADO’s technical cooperation project on
rehabilitation training including Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)
activity and help towards developing a rehabilitation strategy.
The Karakoram Area
Development Organization surveyor’s team interviewed approximately
5,795 households in all the three regions of Hunza, namely Upper Hunza,
Central Hunza and Lower Hunza accounting to 97% coverage.
According to the survey findings, 18% of the total
households show disability of either kind. Seventy six percent are
illiterate, whereas 11% have primary education. Out of the total
population of the PWDs in the focus area, 73% are unemployed hence
dependent upon their parents/ guardians or kin, whereas 67% have no
source of personal income.