Food for workers starving in Pakistan due to COVID

by Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl
Food for workers starving in Pakistan due to COVID
Food for workers starving in Pakistan due to COVID
Food for workers starving in Pakistan due to COVID
Food for workers starving in Pakistan due to COVID
Food for workers starving in Pakistan due to COVID
Food for workers starving in Pakistan due to COVID
Food for workers starving in Pakistan due to COVID
Food for workers starving in Pakistan due to COVID
We distributed food rations to more than 300 Christian families in Brohi Goth, Sindh, who had had their homes demolished due to encroachment and during this return of Covid times have lost their jobs.
These devastated and struggling families spread smiles and prayers as they stood in line to received food ration boxes that would feed a family of six up to 2 weeks.
Our team meet every single one of the 300 families, as well as toured the area which was about 1 hour and 45 min from DHA Karachi. We also visited the charpais (hammocks) most were sharing and sleeping on, in open air or under makeshift cloth partial covers. 
This was all during the torrential rains that were flooding roads and compromising not just physical safety, but bringing flies and creatures out into an open that was not the homes of these families.
Thank you so much for your generous contribution. Kindly spread the word and continue to give. 
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Although the COVID19 situation seems to be geating better, the ramifications of lockdowns, lost sales, lost jobs, is still very much being felt. Businesses that shut or scaled down during Covid19, are by and large not re-opening.

Your generosity and donations have been so impactful, feeding families that have noble intent to work and earn money, but due to circumstances beyond our control, we're not during this time able to earn a living.

Today, Ramadan - the month of fasting in Islam - started and Easter soon will be upon us. We are currently fundraising for these times were people need the rations more. We have a waitlist of 800 families. 

Thank you for your support. Please do spread the word. 

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It's Christmas time and sadly, many families are struggling for food. We have a waitlist if families needing food this holiday season. The gratitude is unbelievable, but what's most important is once they have food in their bellies, more recipients are finding strength to hunt for new jobs and opportunities. In Pakistan, families are now hiring maids again. 

Meet Aliya (name changed) who received food rations a few months ago. She is saying that her husband died due to Corona, and she usend to work in a restaurant which closed down. She has 4 sons, one has lymphatic disease but she has no money for his treatment - with Christmas coming they want support!

Donate to this important cause. Feed Aliya. Feed others. Make a difference today. 

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Distributing food rations
Distributing food rations

Feeding a hungry family helps them get through difficult times in their lives, transitions.  These can include losses of job, death, any uncertainty.  As we have been meeting families one by one and speaking to them, their stories can break your heart.

See Aliya (name changed) pictured here.  She's a strong pillar of her family, but her pride is no longer preventing her accepting this food ration when she has hungry mouths to feed and no tangible way to do so.  She was working as a maid prior to COVID-19 when she lost her job as her bosses did not want to take chances during COVID-19. It's been 18 months and they still have not re-hired. Instead, Delta variant is so strong, we 've had a complete lockdown in Karachi this past week - even grocery stores were not allowed to be opened.

It's easy to judge someone who is not working, but it is something very different to walk in their shoes. Aliya has so much pride, but over the past few months, even that has crumbled. She does not have a computer, let alone wifi, and if she tries to bake (a home business), she doesn't have the capital for the ingredients and her neighbours cannot afford to by.  Her mental health is suffering and she has only one angel in this world, which is what she calls this food drive.  She says we are like angels gifting her family without something to eat, at a time when otherwise, they are struggling to find reasons to live.

This food rations drive and your contribution is about much more than food, it is about mental health, dignity, and salvation. Thank you!

We have distributed food rations to 5500 families to date, thanks to you!  Karachi student volunteers have approached us to personally spearhead this drive to 10,000 families and they have pledged - between the 15 of them - USD 1650.  Please help us to match their donations to encourage them and help us scale this project so more and more hungry families can be fed.

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The combination of third wave covid and Ramadan has made for more hungry families than ever. We have huge waiting lists, particularly among the fishery families.

Fatima has sent us a plea on behalf of fishery families and the situation seems very dire. 

We've now distributed almost 5500 food rations since we started this project initiative. The waitlist seems never ending, buy we are making a difference, thanks to your help.

These families have no other form of sustenance and we cannot imagine how hopeless their lives seem, in the face of hunger. Your generosity it's about so much more than food; it's about mental health, reduction in domestic violence and giving hope.

Thank you!

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Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
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Tara Dawood
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan
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