Monetary support for children with Down syndrome

by Karachi Down Syndrome Program
Monetary support for children with Down syndrome
Monetary support for children with Down syndrome
Monetary support for children with Down syndrome
Monetary support for children with Down syndrome
Monetary support for children with Down syndrome
Monetary support for children with Down syndrome
Monetary support for children with Down syndrome
Monetary support for children with Down syndrome
A child enjoying and beaming with joy at KDSP
A child enjoying and beaming with joy at KDSP

Dear Supporters,

When we metaphorically say that KDSP serves as a 'KASHTI' (boat) for our families, we truly live by it - so even though the waters may be rough right now, we have and will continue to sail with the families throughout, eventually helping them reach the shore safely. Hence KDSP’s monthly monetary support initiatives have been a big support for the families in need.

In this quarter, 32 families were helped through the monthly digital cash transfers while 77 households were supported through monthly grocery bags, which consist of high-quality staples to always have food on their table. Items like soap were also included when possible, so as to not have their personal hygiene compromised. Expenses of items which could not be included in these bags, like medicines, any fee or expenses of other necessities, were met through digital cash transfers which the families received from any convenience store near their home through an e-payment platform called 'Easypaisa'.

The monthly grocery bags and cash transfers received through KDSP help us balance our expenses. We are grateful to God for making KDSP a channel to bridge the gaps in our day-to-day expenses. Even though Sami’s father works really hard the entire month, his earning is not enough to make ends meet. Due to the ever-growing inflation and additional expenditure, it falls short, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown. The digital cash transfers and grocery bags provided by KDSP help fulfil our family’s needs and put us at ease. Abdul Sami’s school fee is also covered via the amount received through Easypaisa. We are extremely satisfied with the service, and can’t be grateful enough to KDSP.” - expressed Mother of Sami.

Father of Omer, whose family was severely hit by the pandemic expressed appreciation for KDSP and said, "We have been receiving grocery bags since the lockdown and it has served as a pillar of strength and support for our household, and family since then. We are forever indebted to KDSP for their help, and can only offer gratitude in return."

Parent of Maimoona, emotionally conveyed his love, “With the current economic situation and the ongoing pandemic, KDSP has very generously offered support through the monthly ration drive. Last year when COVID-19 first hit, we were not even sure if we would have lunch or dinner on the table for the next day; KDSP provided us with grocery bags and continues to do so which is honestly a massive help in these trying time. I cannot thank KDSP enough for being there for us like a family, at a time when we could see no glimmer of hope.”

With your generous support, we are certain KDSP will be able to continue putting food and other essentials on so many such tables, and we shall together keep providing relief to the families of individuals with Down syndrome in every phase of their lives.

Love,
Team KDSP

Grocery bag being given to a father
Grocery bag being given to a father
A caretaker being given grocery bag
A caretaker being given grocery bag

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Our very own Ayaan
Our very own Ayaan

Dear Supporters,

With the onset of COVID-19, providing basic food and home supplies for children with Down syndrome and their families became essential. KDSP continued these efforts despite the lockdown being uplifted months back. In this quarter, through your generous contributions KDSP was able to support 40+ families with monthly Easypaisa (digital service) cash transfers and grocery bag distributions.

One of the families that has been receiving support is of Sanaullah’s. He resides in an impoverished area in Korangi in a small home with 5 siblings and a father who is not very supportive. The mother makes multiple efforts to make ends meet and with Sanaullah having additional needs, it becomes extremely challenging for her. With KDSP playing its small part through the monthly cash transfers and grocery bag distributions (besides the other services being provided to Sanaullah at KDSP), it gives Sanaullah’s mother some comfort to run the house daily. The cash transfers helps her pay utility and other essential bills while the monthly grocery bags are provided to her doorstep by a KDSP representative. In her words “I am grateful for all the financial, emotional and informational support that I have continued to receive from KDSP. I can now envision a brighter and stronger future for Sanaullah and am optimistic that one day his dreams will come true.”

Another child Ayaan’s family also benefits through the support. In the words of his mother “We receive grocery bags at our doorstep every month very respectfully. Since grocery is not our worry anymore, we are able to focus on our children and can engage them in different activities. I cannot thank KDSP enough for going out of the way to help its Family Network in such troubling times.”

“I was unaware of the technicalities for this Easypaisa cash transfer service - I did not know how to avail it initially. KDSP representatives very patiently guided me and helped me avail this service. They understood my personal issues and always got back to me with effective solutions”, shares mother of a young girl Mariam.

 

Thank you for the generous support you have extended towards providing monetary support to children with Down syndrome. We look forward to your continuous support in helping children with Down syndrome and their families sustain basic needs, especially as the pandemic stays.

 

Love,

Team KDSP

Delivering grocery bags to parent of a child
Delivering grocery bags to parent of a child
Delivering grocery bags to caretaker of a child
Delivering grocery bags to caretaker of a child
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Karachi Down Syndrome Program

Location: Karachi - Pakistan
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Twitter: @KhiDownSyndrome
Project Leader:
Zaynab Abedin Jawad
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan
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