The rehabilitation efforts in the flood affected areas are still on the go. Although the lives of the affected will never be the same … still they are managing the best way possible every passing day. The ones who lost their livelihood are either trying to reorganize their old ones or in search of new ones.
Due to the poor socioeconomic conditions, the affected are living at the minimum of poverty line. Under such circumstances, they do not have the liberty to cherish and celebrate the festivity of Eid. Like the welfare families, they might not be able to provide the new clothes to their children. But in this time of desperation, they are neither hopeless nor left alone. FMH has planned to undertake the project “Celebrating Eid with flood affected” as an extension to its flood relief efforts. We plan to provide for these families new clothes and food that can be managed along with the generous support of our donors and supporters as together we can light up their lives with happiness at this occasion.
Thank you all.
20.06.2011: Being one of the first organizations to step into the field, Fatima Memorial Hospital in collaboration with Nur Foundation has been providing rehabilitation and relief work since the day the disastrous flood affected Pakistan.
On both occasions of Eid in the country, FMH - Nur Foundation has sent out Eid packages for the flood victims. These Eid packages contained small tokens for the whole family. It essentially consisted of food items, basic kitchen utensils, clothes and shoes for the family, and even toys for the children. Although being an extremely small gesture, this package immensely uplifted the spirits of the flood victims and helped bring joy back into their lives.
To date, FMH - Nur Foundation has helped to enhance healthcare facilities and provisions in the flood affected region, a primary school has been established with the assistance of locals in the region of Haebat Mastoi, Dera Ghazi Khan, and moreover micro finance opportunities have been established through Akhuwat Foundation. Interest free loans have been disbursed out which have provided immense support to locals in starting up small businesses and ensuring them to stand on their own feet once again.
As promised, we will keep bringing you constant updates concerning the flood relief activities of FMH - Nur Foundation. Do keep visit Global Giving for further information.
01.04.2011: Once again, Fatima Memorial System will be keeping all our valued donors up to speed with Relief & Rehabilitation efforts being done by Fatima Memorial Hospital - Nur Foundation.
Even though the event of Eid is over for this year, relief work for the flood affected area of Pakistan has not ceased. It will still take several more months to rebuild the disasters caused by the heavy flooding which occurred in the summer of 2010. FMH - Nur Foundation is working actively towards the rebuilding the lives of the flood affectees.
On both Eids, eid packages containing clothes, shoes, toiletries, food and toys for children were sent out. These packages were highly successful in bringing forth joy to the flood victims. Furthermore, hundreds of winter quilts were also bought thanks to donations from our generous donors and were sent out to help flood victims to help combat with the fierce cold weather.
In continuation with the flood relief work, FMH- Nur Foundation has also formed collaborations with The Eisaar Trust & Akhuwat which deal with educational and microfinancing aspects respectively. Akhuwat has launched a branch in Rajanpur through which they are giving out small interest free loan in order for locals to establish small businesses and be able to stand on their own feet. This scheme has been operating extremely well, and regular payments are now being received by Akhuwat. Nur Foundation has been regularly disbursing payments to Akhuwat which are further translated into interest-free loans for the flood affectees.
Moreover, with help and support from The Eisaar Trust, FMH - Nur Foundation has set up a Primary school in Haebat Mastui which has been operational since October 2010. Currently, 400 plus students are regularly attending classes and monitoring & evaluation activities are being controlled by Educational specialists at FMS.
We are planning to continue relief efforts in the Dera Ghazi Khan region in terms of the following; reconstruction of housing, primary healthcare centre, VTI development, primary education and so forth. We will keep you up to speed with our progress through this forum. Please do keep visiting Global Giving regularly to obtain updates. Once again, we would like to thank you for your generous donations!
28.12.2010: As promised, we at Fatima Memorial Hospital will be providing you with the latest updates on our project titled "Celebrating Eid with the Flood Affected". Before beginning, a brief summary of the flooding in Pakistan; in 2010, Pakistan saw its worst flooding in 80 years with entire villages and houses being wiped out, thousands of lives taken, and thousands more were at risk due to the onslaught of diseases caused by the excessive water.
Fatima Memorial Hospital was one of the first organizations to step into the flood affected regions, and has been extremely successful in providing immense help to the flood victims. Of course, this help could not have been provided without your generous donations. Local philanthropists played an important role in our flood relief efforts by providing us with assistance as needed. Particularly for this project, these locals aided in the distribution of the Eid Packages which helped in fulfilling the basic needs of clothing, food and water and hence they celebrated Eid on a joyous note.
Simply by lending out a helping hand to the flood affected through the dissemination of these Eid packages, we were able to touch the lives of hundreds. By choosing actions that helped uplift the lives of the lesser fortunate, we will be endowed with their blessings. However, none of these efforts would have been possible without your generous donations.
When the second Eid-ul-Azha approached, we were again quick to send out Eid packages to the flood affected region primarily Dera Ghazi Khan which is located in Southern Punjab. Hence, in this regard, Eid packages were sent out for 400 families which consisted of food items, clothing and shoes, and toys for children.
Moreover, as mentioned in previous reports, Fatima Memorial Hospital (FMH) was also involved in conducting a thorough damage needs assessment in the same region of Dera Ghazi Khan. It has successfully completed the first phase in which a detailed evaluation of the area was done, and the main needs and requirements were ascertained. With the completion of the first phase, the actual implementation phase is now in progress. Currently, the focus is on the reconstruction of housing for which a coalition partner of FMH, Eisaar Trust has been given over Pk Rs. 1,250,000 ($15,000). Moreover, interest free loans are being given out to flood victims through Akhuwat Foundation. So far, Akhuwat has launched a branch in Rajanpur and disbursed PK. Rs. 1,250,000 ($15,000) so that locals may establish small businesses and be able to stand on their own feet. This scheme has been operating extremely well, and regular payments are now being received by Akhuwat. Given the sheer lack of schooling in the region, a school has also been established with the help of a local philanthropist. The school is now fully functional and 250 students were enrolled on its first day. Hence, this is clearly indicative of its success and therefore should have an immense outreach for the local population.
Although the event of Eid might be over for this year, the relief and rehabilitation efforts of FMH will not cease. We are planning to continue these efforts in the Dera Ghazi Khan region in terms of the following; reconstruction of housing, primary healthcare centre, VTI development, primary education and so forth. We will keep you up to speed with our progress through this forum. Please do keep visiting Global Giving regularly to obtain updates. Once again, we would like to thank you for your generous support and contribution towards such a noble cause!
Dear Friends of Fatima Memorial Hospital,
We would like to thank you for your on-going support towards the various projects of Fatima Memorial Hospital. As you all know Pakistan is facing misery on a scale never witnessed before. We need as many hands as possible to help relieve the pain of millions affected by the recent floods. Eid ul Azha is now nearing in November. Fatima Memorial Hospital with the support of its donors aims to provide Eid gift packages for one thousand flood affected families. These gift packages will contain essentials for the Eid day including food items, utensils, clothing, shoes, toys and basic toiletries for family of six.
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