Problems faced by the developed and the developing countries in the area of welfare services demand radically different approaches. While developed countries are putting these responsibilities primarily on the government, developing countries are struggling to mobilize their own resources or look for foreign assistance in regards to these same services. The most these countries can rely on are coordinated efforts between the private and public sector for provision of needed welfare services through the most economical and efficient use of finance, human and technical resources. Edhi foundation has been successful in developing a model of welfare services in a large number of areas, where the foundation supplements and supports the government system by mobilizing community resources without burdening the public exchequer. In actual practice, the organizational setup of the foundation has been constantly in the process of shaping itself to suit the requirements of its ever expanding network of services. Being outside the formal bureaucratic setup. It has the plasmatic flexibility to mold itself in response to the necessities of the situation. The ingredient of the current resources of the Edhi Foundation.


Edhi foundation is run entirely with the help of volunteers. There are round six thousand volunteers, comprising of zonal heads, workers at several Edhi Homes, clerks at Edhi Centers, workers at maternity homes and ambulance drivers.

Voluntary donation from individuals ranging from Rs. 5 to many hundreds of thousand of rupees, support the foundation’s activities, the emphasis is on individuals social masses contribution are also made in form of food, clothing medicines and animal hides.

Management of all funds is centralized and remains in the exclusive controls of Edhi with his son Faisal Edhi and Daughter Kubra Edhi who are personally involved in all operations of the foundation. They are also responsible national and international fund-raising. Edhi himself drives an ambulance, makes fund of the city and goes for surprise checks of various centers.

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