75% Of People Live Below The Poverty Line
Millions of people in Pakistan are food insecure
Following the earthquake in 2005, and subsequent floods in 2010 & 2011, Pakistan has suffered immensely due to catastrophic natural disasters, leaving its residents in turmoil. Pakistan has also been fighting against terrorism, suffering devastating bomb blasts, killing hundreds of innocent civilians. 40% of Pakistan continues to live below poverty line. Especially in the province of Sindh, where a shocking 75% of people live below the poverty line.
To assist the vulnerable, GRF are providing basic necessities to help those in dire need, including food parcels, water pumps and Qurbani.
With staggering unemployment rates, homelessness and poverty, millions of people in Pakistan are food insecure, being unable to source even a single meal in the day.
GRF’s food parcel project ensures those suffering from extreme hunger and destitution are assisted throughout the year.
A food parcel contains long life, nutritious food items to last a family of 6 up to one month.
GRF works within communities and villages in Pakistan to install water pumps for their residents. These communal water pumps are used daily by those in need for many years to come, ensuring they have access to clean, safe drinking water, thus minimising the risk of water borne infections which jeopardise the health of so many in the region.
Our water projects are also Sadaqah Jariyah applicable, meaning those who donate will continue to be rewarded for a life-time and in the hereafter!
By donating in the name of a loved one, alive or deceased, you can gift them an eternity of reward!
When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqa Jariyah (ceaseless charity), knowledge which is beneficial, and a virtuous descendant who prays for him
– Sahih Muslim
Widow with Children Sponsorship
Losing a spouse is heart-breaking, but when that person is also the sole breadwinner and provider within the household, it is even more devastating. Sadly, for thousands of women across the world living in poverty, the death of a spouse leaves them in anguish as they are left with young children and no means of income to provide for them. Everyday become a battle to survive and they are constantly worried for their child’s welfare and future. Our Widow sponsorship program ensures a widow struggling to provide for her children is supported and provided with all the necessities, each month.
Medical Aid & Treatment
GRF provides funding for operations and procedures for sick and injured people in their time of need. Many are unable to afford basic medical attention, so when they are really sick, they rely solely on generous donations from others to get better, or risk further deterioration or even death.
This project allows us to assist in the cost of medicine for patients who require it long or short term but cannot afford the cost. We help them to maintain their health with desperately needed medication so they can be around to look after their families.
At least 20 million people in Pakistan have disabilities, making that 10 per cent of the country’s total population.
People with disabilities in Pakistan continue to face hurdles, especially in areas of education, employment, health care and transportation.
At least seven million people with disabilities are forced to stay home as they do not have access to wheelchairs.
We are providing good quality sturdy wheelchairs to low-income disabled people in Pakistan so they can resume their daily lives with ease, having the freedom to go outside whenever they need to.
Our Self-employment project provides needy people in Pakistan with the opportunity to cater to the needs of their family. We provide them with a Rickshaw they can use to transport people or food goods to earn a living wage. This scheme allows families to get out of the cycle of depending on charity and live a dignified and proud life.
Early detection of eyesight problems is crucial in preventing vision loss and improving overall eye health. Poor and low-income households are often unable to access optical services. This leaves many with undiagnosed visual impairments. Day to day life becomes unbearably difficult when you are unable to see. To alleviate their unnecessary suffering we provide needy individuals with a free sight test and glasses if needed.
We provide underprivileged women in Pakistan with an opportunity to expand their learning. We provide them a sewing machine and teach them the life skill of sewing and embroidery. We hope to broaden their abilities as living in poverty leaves them with little or no education. This project will assist them in finding a job to support themselves & their families.