As we get more Frequently Asked Questions, we will add them here:

  • Are donations to Swat Relief Initiative tax-deductible?
    Yes. Swat Relief initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your donation is tax-deductible. Our tax ID is 27-1940612

  • Why is our work limited to Swat?
    We are from the Swat region and are well known and respected here. Also, we know the people, the culture and environment and this makes us far more effective in the work that we are doing

  • Where are the SRI villages located?
    See Where we Work to get an understanding of the area we work in

  • What is a VDO?
    A Village Development Organizaton. In each of our eight villages we have two Village Development Organizations (VDOs) - one for women and one for men. Representation in each VDO is determined through a grass roots democratic process of voting, with participation of every household. All of SRIs programs and projects are run through, and in partnership with, the VDOs

100% of donations go directly toward programs for disadvantaged people. SRI's board members pay for all overhead costs from their personal funds