Distribution of Food Items and Cash Grants among 1700 Needy Families
AWARD Emergency team selected 30 rural/semi urban areas of District Faisalabad ,Toba Tek Singh and Muzaffargarh situated in Punjab province to distribute food packages (Cooking oil, flour, rice, pulses, chickpeas, rice, tea, sugar, spices, salt etc) sufficient for 15 days among the marginalized and needy families who are under severe economic crises and stress. The food packages were sent to the respective areas through private transportation .The packages after reaching the respective areas were sent to the distribution points. A small distribution ceremony was organized in the 25 areas. 1550 families which were selected by the need assessment from the 25 rural areas received the food packages . AWARD Pakistan also distributed cash grant of PKR 10,000 to 168 families to support them during the time of pandemic.
AWARD’s Executive Director, Ms. Christina and other local religious and social leaders also attended the distribution ceremonies. The District Coordination Office was informed about the distribution but due to other important appointments the representatives were unable to join. The team after completing the distribution in one area, travelled to the other areas. In every area, the team was warmly welcomed by the people. They thanked AWARD and the donors for the efforts they made, to reach the needy. The families were very happy after getting the food packages. They thanked the Executive Director, Ms. Christina Peter and the team for the support.
As the COVID-19 is on the rise again with the arrival of the second wave. The affectd cases have been paced up . We would like to request all our supporters to help AWARD in suporting the affected families.
Nov 25, 2020
5th report on 1 million trees
By Azeem Christopher - Project leader
Thank you for your support and donations of USD 1013. The Project enlightens the vision of AWARD Pakistan to combat the climatic changes through Plantation in Pakistan . AWARD Pakistan plans to plant 1 million trees in the next 5 years considering the fact that Pakistan is among the list of those countries which will be most affected by the Climatic Changes.The country had faced several natural disasters on very large scale in the past decade due to rise in temperature such as earthquakes, famine, floods, deadly heatwaves etc.
During the last quarter, AWARD Pakistan initiated 10 activities with the rural communities (residing on the river banks) for reducing disaster risk and for planting trees in the rural suburbs of District Muzaffargarh. Tree plantation in these areas is one of the major activity that could save these areas from flood. AWARD's social mobilizers assisted the communities in developing up the risk reduction plans.Also communities were encouraged to plant trees in their areas. AWARD wishes to extend the program to 25 villages in this year. For this purpose , we require more support from the supporters and donors. AWARD has already initiated a program with the help of Global Givnig for the Relief , Recovery and Resilience for the flood which will also be targeting the tree plantation.
We would like to request our donors to continue their support , to help the people fight back harmful effects of climate change.
Nov 18, 2020
19th report on women vegetable club
By Azeem Christopher - Project Leader
Thank you for the donations of 16,295 USD . Our women vegetable club is successfully growing and is in its 5th year with more application have been received for the loan from the farmer women who wish to start the vegetable farming.
The women groups have recently farmed, cabbage as it is high in demand. Selling their first cycle to the markets, they have earned quite a good profit of (2000 per day) . Two of the women groups in Tehsil Samundri , Faisalabad have been given a new loan to cultivate vegetables . As the lockdown has been lifted up , the demand of the vegetable is high and is giving a good profit to the beneficiairies.
The beneficiary Mukhtaran is very happy and excited. She is paying back the installments on time and beleive to continue to develop it by acquiring more land in near future. Few beneficiaries have asked for the loan amount again after succcessfully completing the loan cycle.