Pakistan is extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change, having experienced three catastrophic natural disasters in less than a decade. Floods, earthquakes, droughts and landslides have severely damaged the infrastructure and livelihoods of already vulnerable communities, further setting back the fight against poverty, disease and illiteracy.
This Ramadan you can support our sustainable projects in Pakistan and help to empower people to survive and respond when disaster strikes.
You can also provide much-needed food to help people fulfil their Ramadan obligations. Sixty percent of Pakistanis don’t have reliable access to food and 15 percent of children under five suffering from acute malnutrition. In our world of abundance, this is unacceptable.
Our food security and livelihoods projects in Pakistan are aimed at empowering communities, not just giving handouts. By supplying the agricultural tools seeds, water and training, we can help communities to build their resilience and security.
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Human Appeal's work in Pakistan
Over the last years, Human Appeal has looked to long-term solutions to climate change in Pakistan by building wells in the drought-prone areas in Sindh, installing water filtration plants and water pumps to benefit tens of thousands of people, and training farmers to grow drought-resistant crops.
We have also helped to improve quality of education by providing extra training to almost 50,000 teachers.
In the last year, Human Appeal has:
We are continuing to support sustainable solutions in Pakistan by improving and installing water sources in Faisalabad, and by providing livelihood training in Tharpakar District.
Seventeen-year-old Fozia has lived with a disability since birth. In her small agricultural village, the quality of education and healthcare is poor.
Fozia’s father died when she was ten, with only her mother and 16-year-old brother to care for her, the family sold their belongings to pay for Fozia’s education, but, still it was not enough, and, eventually, Fozia had to leave school.
Her brother tried to earn a living to support the family, but it was a struggle, and Fozia wanted to help. She attended a sewing training course for six months at a government institute, and, once she finished, Human Appeal provided Fozia with a sewing machine.
Now Fozia is able to support her mother and brother by sewing clothes for her family and neighbours. Despite the hardship Fozia has faced, she has high hopes for the future. She told us, “I am confident that one day I will have a shop and that I’ll be the first women entrepreneur of my clan.”