Marshall Direct Fund

Our mission is to improve relations between the West and the Muslim world by working together to alleviate poverty and illiteracy via sustainable educational and economic development in Southwest Asia.
Jul 20, 2016

Providing A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out

Thank you for being a part of the solution - Empowering women to start and grow businesses allow them to earn greater incomes and break cycles of poverty. We continue to partner with local communities that invite us to offer vocational training, share the cost, and conduct assessments in advance which are then used to determine skill and topics of training. Male family members are consulted with in order to ensure their support so that women are set up for success. This model works! We are consistently reaching over 1,000 women a year and demand for scope of services and greater geographic areas is on the rise. 

We still have funds remaining of a grant from Safer World Foundation that enables donors to receive a 50% match! Please share this opportunity with friends and family you think might be interested in supporting underserved young women in Pakistan so that they may receive the hand up they need to chose peace and prosperity over violence and despair.


Please help us generate awareness – become a fan of our Facebook page, join us on Twitter, and share with your networks if you haven't already. If you or anyone you know would like to start a MDF Allies in Action group in your community there are various one-time or re-occurring ideas and activities that we would be pleased to share.

Thank you on behalf of the students, entrepreneurs and MDF staff!

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Jul 5, 2016

School is out but the work has just begun

Happy Ramadan to our Muslim friends! No matter what faith and life philosophy, we hope this summer season finds you happy, healthy, and cherishing each and every day. Due to good people like you, we have been able to serve hundreds more students this academic year who otherwise would not have access to education! By providing scholarships to impoverished youth, you are helping to break the cycles of poverty so that they may choose peace and prosperity over violence and despair. Leaders across the globe are increasingly speaking out about the importance of addressing the root causes of poverty and conflict through education. Thank you for being a part of the solution! 

Students are out on summer vacation, but MDF staff are working hard to make sure to increase the quality and scope of services. Please consider supporting the mothers and older sisters of our students through the MDF vocational training program. We obtain permission from male family members to provide vocational training for young women to start or grow businesses so they may earn greater income for their families. Right now Safer World Foundation is matching donations by 50%. That means $10 become $15. Please consider supporting vocational training in Pakistan today: www.globalgiving.org/projects/vocationaltraining-for-100-pakistaniwomen/. If you would like to start a MDF chapter or conduct an activity or invite a MDF representative to your community, we have a toolkit with choose your own adventure activities that we would gladly share with you. Reach us at info@marshalldirectfund.org or at +01(970)963-3150. Thank you so much for your support in addressing the root causes of poverty and conflict through education and economic opportunities. 
Mar 31, 2016

Staff and Students Safe in Pakistan

Thank you for supporting underserved youth and young women in Pakistan so that they can access education and relevant skills to break the cycles of poverty. We are relieved to share that all Marshall Direct Fund staff and students are accounted for in the aftermath of the recent attack last Sunday in Lahore. We pray for the injured and mourn the 72 victims (most of which were children and women) and their families. We hope that this will unite the country and international community. There has been an aggressive counter terrorism strategy implemented and over 200 suspects are being detained. Anything done after these types of atrocities just masks the symptoms. We will increase our efforts to address the root causes of conflict through the provision of quality and relevant education and economic opportunities so that people can choose peace and prosperity over violence and despair. Every day we see students and entrepreneurs that are standing up in courage demanding a better future Pakistan. They are our hope! 
 
For those who have given recently, thank you so very much. To those of you who have not given in 2016 please consider a donation, even $10 will aid in our efforts and help us qualify for up to $3,000 in prize funds for the most unique donors. Safer World Fund is also generously matching all donations by 50%. Every little bit goes a long way in countries like Pakistan. Please know that you can always give a gift in the name of someone you love. GlobalGiving gladly customizes a thank you that helps the giftee understand the impact of your support in their honor. 
 
We invite visitors to our facilities in Pakistan at any time and would be happy to arrange. We also encourage you to consider Marshall Direct if interested in doing a race or physical challenge. There are so many ways to get involved - participate in a one week poverty challenge (where you live on $2/day or less), volunteer, join a MDF committee, start a chapter. I would be happy to discuss the myriad of possibilities that best fit with your interests and schedule. 

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