Marking 25 years of formal work (1987-2011) and 27 years (since 1985) of informal work for the poor and disadvantaged.

What does our name mean?

Baanhn Beli is a phrase used in the Sindhi, Seraiki and Punjabi languages to say that someone is “a friend forever.” Literally, however, the work “Baanhn” means hand or arm and the word “Beli” means “friend” so that a more direct expression of the phrase “Baanhn Beli” could be said to be “a helping hand”. On balance, as the two possible meanings are very close to each other, we prefer to use “a friend forever” as the more descriptive interpretation of the phrase.