The Human Development Foundation of North America

aka HDF   |   Rolling Meadows, IL   |  www.hdf.com

Mission

For the past 20 years, HDF has been fighting extreme poverty through a unique holistic model of development focused on lasting change. The HDF Holistic Model™ includes programs in 5 key areas. Social Mobilization, Education & Literacy, Primary Health Care, Economic Development, and Sustainable Environment.

Within each area of focus, our mission remains the same: Empower communities and individuals with the tools and resources needed to achieve and sustain a better way of life. At HDF, we believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, and have the opportunity to succeed.

Ruling year info

1998

Principal Officer

William Heffernan

Main address

2775 Algonquin Rd Suite 240

Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 USA

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EIN

36-4184940

NTEE code info

Economic Development (S30)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

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Our programs

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Economic Development

Overview:
 
Economic development plays a crucial role in our efforts to empower communities and equip individuals with the tools needed to achieve and sustain a desired quality of life. HDF's efforts in this realm focus on the delivery of micro-finance and micro-credit programs to provide both financial resources and skills needed for people to earn a sufficient living.HDF targets underprivileged and impoverished communities with an income level below the national poverty line. HDF’s economic development program enables individuals from these communities to improve their technical skills and expand small enterprises through micro-finance and joint ventures. This program encourages a greater contribution by women in economic activities. In addition, it also educates individuals about enhancing productivity in agriculture and livestock through raising awareness, use of research and modern technology and best practices .Program Activities

• Conduct Technical and Vocational Skills Trainings• Conduct Poultry Farming Trainings• Joint Ventures with Individuals• Joint Ventures with Development Organizations/Groups• Provision of Micro-finance Services• Micro and Small Enterprises Development• Trainings & Workshops on best practices in Agriculture and Livestock• Business Management Skills Trainings• Establishment of Vocational Training Centers & Computer Centers• Organic Vegetable Farming• Campaign for Integrated Pest Management• Campaign for Kitchen Gardening

Population(s) Served

Since its founding, HDF has focused an extraordinary amount of its resources on improving the level of health care in Pakistan. Our efforts include reducing mortality rates for at-risk individuals, improving general health behaviors through education and understanding, and helping individuals identify and solve their health problems using available resources. These programs range from preventative to curative health care, and help deliver critical health care such as widespread immunizations of children and pregnant women, the treatment of injuries and illness, and school heath programs.

This program has three integrated components:

• Preventive Healthcare• Curative Healthcare• School Health Program

Population(s) Served

Overview
 Literacy and education are the most fundamental pillars of a functional society. At HDF, we strive to create a system and framework to educate all of the citizens of Pakistan. We believe education starts with the understanding of the need of engagement from the entire community. Our efforts are all-encompassing; from building new schools to instilling a love of learning amongst children to providing local residents with the training, tools and skills to actively engage parents in school activities.Program Activities

• Establishing and Maintaining Non-Formal Schools• Establishing and Maintaining Formal Schools• Conducting Student Enrollment campaigns• Facilitating Enrollment of Students in non-HDF Schools• Establishing Elementary & Secondary Schools for girls• Formation of PTAs• Offering Adult Literacy Courses• Providing Teacher Training Courses

Population(s) Served

Overview

Developing new and sustainable infrastructure represents a significant part of HDF's overall efforts to better communities in need. The program focuses on reversing the loss of environmental resources. HDF has partnered with communities to complete close to 700 physical infrastructure projects, including building of sustainable and safe drinking water systems with delay action dams, hand pumps and tube wells, link roads, solid waste disposal, irrigation projects and agricultural pest management.Program Activities

• Hand Pumps• Drinking Water Supply Schemes• Water Course Linings• Link Roads• Tube-wells & Diesel Pumps• Culverts/Bridges• Street Pavements• Drainage/Sanitation• Retaining Walls• Check Dams• Delay Action Dams• Water Tanks• Latrines

Population(s) Served

Overview

Social mobilization is the process of empowering local communities at the grass roots level. It is a core aspect of HDF's efforts to transform lives. Not only does it encourage individuals to identify their own problems, but it also provides them with the tools to recognize their potential and make better use of the available resources thus elevating their quality of life. Social mobilization requires full community support with active participation from local institutions, leaders, community groups and residents that work collaboratively toward a common goal.Program Activities
• Forming Development Organizations (DO)• Forming Village Development Organizations (VDO)• Forming Union Council Development Organizations (UCDO)• Organizing Manager Conferences• Conducting Managerial Skill Development Trainings• Conducting Staff Trainings

Population(s) Served

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Our results

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Economic Development

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Literacy & Education

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Health & Wellness

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Health & Wellness

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

HDF envisions communities to be prosperous, vibrant, cohesive and ready to face the challenges of the future. Such goals are sustainable only through grassroots support. HDF uses and models the philosophy of distributed leadership and shared responsibility and empowers individuals to be the leaders in their own communities. This is the HDF vision, and our plan for achieving a better tomorrow.

Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000, HDF formally aligned with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to provide concrete, numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions. HDF's development goals also add additional benchmarks.


HDF Goals

Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty & Hunger (MDG 1)
Goal 2A: Achieve Universal Primary Education (MDG 2)
Goal 2B: Promote Elementary & Secondary Education
Goal 2C: Enhance Quality of Education
Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women (MDG 3)
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality (MDG 4)
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health (MDG 5)
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria & Other Major Diseases (MDG 6)
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability (MDG 7)
Goal 8: Facilitate the Development of Sustainable Community Based Organizations that Strive to Enhance Quality of Life

With considerable experience under our belt and the continuous refinement of the Holistic Model throughout the years, we have reached a point where we are looking to replicate our model on a larger scale to reach out to a greater population and have a larger, widespread impact. We believe that development can be achieved and poverty can be alleviated only if we move forward with this holistic approach and create an empowering environment for people to have equal opportunities and resources. In the coming years, we look to form new partnerships to more forwards with our programs, projects, and initiatives.

In addition to five key programs, HDF plays an active role in relief and rehabilitation work during times of national calamities and disasters. We have reconstructed villages, partnered with organizations and corporations such as APPNA, Metlife Alico, Right to Play, UNDP, Rotary International, FAO, DFID, USAID, MFF, PepsiCo, Swat Relief Initiative (SRI), Khushhali Bank, and more. We have been recognized internationally for Corporate Social Responsibility; education advocacy; and health vaccination/immunization campaigns.

-1.5 million+ Beneficiaries
-96% of individuals have access to clean water
-307 Adopted Villages
-8 Community Health Centers
-99% of children under 2 were immunized
-97% women of reproductive ages (WRAs) are fully immunized against Tetanus Toxoid
-1600+ Village Development Organizations (VDO) with men and women trained to take leadership roles and identify and address the needs of the community
-131,000 Trees Planted
-63% Reduction in Infant Mortality in program regions
-4,000+ Teachers Trained
-94 informal and formal schools
-10,000+ Students
-64% of students are girls
-98% children fully immunized in program regions
-12,000 adults (68% women) learned life skills and vocational training to support their families
-40% below national poverty line in HDF areas

Financials

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The Human Development Foundation of North America

Board of directors
as of 02/02/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Atiya Khan

HDF

Term: 2010 - 2017


Board co-chair

Dr. Israr Abbasi

Atiya Khan

HDF

Israr Abbasi

HDF

Moazzam Chaudry

HDF

Javed Khan

HDF

Tariq Khan

HDF

Muzammil Malik

HDF

Naheed Qayyum

HDF

Khalid Riaz

HDF

Kevin McDermott

HDFNA

Tariq Banuri

HDFNA

Bashir Chaudhary

HDFNA

Sajjad Asghar

HDF

Tariq Malik

Mahmood Alam

HDF

Saeed Bajwa

Shahzad Kazi

Shahid Choudhary

Board leadership practices

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