The population of Ibrahim Hyderi is about 150,000. The area through the years has gone through negligence by the government due to political and social disparities. The average income per person per month was found out to be 3,000 Rupees.
The area has somewhat similar problems as other communities of Karachi, but faces acute backwardness in all aspects due to very high illiteracy rate. Currently only 5% of the children go to school and even in this ratio incidence of a girl attending a school is higher than boys. The incidence of water borne diseases is very high as the quality of drinking water is low and there is no concept of boiling or other water purification methods. Almost 80% of the population is into ‘Ghutka addiction", due to which mouth cancer is widespread in the area.
KESC in the first phase would try to understand the community's problems and the resident's priorities to their problem's solution. KESC will be working in partnership with "Pakistan fisher folk forum" in the area, which represents the biggest forum for fishermen advocacy in Pakistan.