While nearly 13% of Pakistan’s population lives on less than $1.25 a day according to the United Nations, the country’s poverty rate has dropped significantly over the past decade. Other indicators of quality of life, such as unemployment and malnutrition, are also improving, but slowly.
Pakistan also regularly experiences floods like the one in August 2020, droughts, and earthquakes, causing additional strain on the economy and affecting the livelihoods and lives of families all across the country.
With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of Pakistan are resilient, and with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.
The Islamic Relief family approved $1,100,000 to benefit 50,000 people including children. We pledged support for economic development to provide sanitation to impoverished families in the urban periphery (Dhok Hassu) of the Rawalpindi District. The development promoted sanitation in schools. We installed water filter plants, supported the formation of childcare groups, and ensured capacity training for school staff. This allowed staff to support and strengthen the community. We also strived to build strong linkages with child protection and healthcare agencies.
In promoting a clean environment, IRUSA works to safeguard children against illness and disease. With your generosity, IRUSA provides adequate nutrition, access to education, water, and sanitation. This assistance gives children an opportunity to develop and prosper.
Islamic Relief has been providing services in Pakistan since 1992. Islamic Relief Pakistan opened its first office in Islamabad in 1994 and now works from multiple offices across the country.
Here’s just a sampling of our recent efforts for families in need across Pakistan:
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Pakistan a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$1,000 can help build educational programming for women and orphans
$250 can support integrated programming that helps create sustainable livelihoods
$50 can provide vital food packages to families suffering from starvation