Pakistan is a country with high poverty rates and low education rates. The divide between those who are rich and those who are poor is ever widening. Many people across Pakistan’s vast landscape find themselves without food or adequate shelter.
We feed children in 10 schools across Pakistan. That’s a total of 867 mouths to feed every day. By the end of the year, we’ll have distributed almost 250,000 meals to schoolchildren in Pakistan.
As well as taking care of schoolchildren, we’re also feeding families. 309 families in Karachi rely on us for three meals a day. By removing food insecurities from their lives, we’re allowing them to focus their attention on working their way out of poverty.
By the end of 2017, we’ll have distributed over 1.5 million meals to families in Pakistan.
The Desert Area of Thar
Thar in Pakistan is classed as one of the most difficult places to reach on earth. When we visited the area, which is technically a desert, we could not believe that people managed to survive there.
The cultivation of crops and raising of livestock depends on the weather, and often people go hungry. Many people in this notoriously difficult place to reach live in poverty.
We’re providing food to hundreds of schoolchildren living in Thar, so that their parents can be sure that they will receive food through school, even if they can’t afford to feed them.