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
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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It's Christmas time and many families are struggling for food. We have now given 4150 food rations out of our goal of 5000. The gratitude is unbelievable, but what's most important is with food in their bellies, more recipients are finding strength to hunt for new jobs and opportunities. Junaid (name changed) has been interviewing for a guardsman and he was strong enough to make the journey of 3 different bus rides for the interview. 

Meet Eliza (name changed) who received good rations in March. She is saying that her husband lost his job due to Corona, she usee to work in a parlour which closed down, she has 2 sons, one has a bone disease but she has no money for his treatment, and now they are unable to pay rent, landlord asking them to vacate- with Christmas coming they want support!

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

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The LADIESFUND 3500 Families Rations Drive #LF3500 continues as we strive to feed 3500 families. My heart just breaks when I hear each of the stories of some of these women. Maids who cant get work due to COVID making families not want to hire someone who comes by bus. Rape survivors whose eyes well with gratitude for rations as they put their lives back together. Transgenders who were refused government rations. Fishery families who are struggle to survive. Thank you to each and every one of our donors. Thank you to each LADIESFUND Award winner - all iconic Pakistani women like Yasmeen Lari, Sheema Kermani, Shabina Mustafa, Angie Marshall, Anisa Rashid Khan, etc., who have handed and continue to personally hand out boxes. 

The need is so much greater than we could have realized when we started.  Your funds are not only making a difference, but giving hope and sustenance to those so much less fortunate than us.  Thank you!

Pleaae note all last names are used with permission of these iconic women and appear in all accountability for this project as well. 

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Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
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Twitter: @ladiesfund
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Tara Dawood
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan
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