SHER is an NGO established by the local community in Khushab and as such its roots are in the people. The NGO was based on a welfare concept and started off with welfare oriented developmental activities like the establishment of Vocational Training Institute, Health Care Facility and a Primary School. All these efforts were started in Mitha Tiwana, District Khushab, Punjab which has a population of 50,000 and is a historical town established by Sher Shah Suri. Though a number of notables like the Governor of British Punjab and one of the Prime Minister of Pakistan were from this town, yet none of them had the vision to develop their area. The local community was divided and involved in internal feuds, which made the survival of this nascent NGO a difficult task. The NGO not only survived in these difficult conditions due to the efforts and dedication of a handful of people, but also transformed into a development oriented organization.