Wednesday, September 29, 2010

PLAN BEE FLOOD UPDATE FROM HASHOO FOUNDATION'S OFFICE IN GILGIT

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"Since July 28, 2010, we have not been able to travel into the field due to a lack of fuel. However, we have been collecting information from the people traveling on foot from the villages to Gilgit," wrote B.J. Shams, Manager of the Hashoo Foundation Gilgit Office.
According to the information collected, all the beekeepers have been affected by this catastrophe. The devastating floods have left the women and their families homeless and without food and water. They are in desperate need of immediate aid and the basic necessities of life.
The production of honey has suffered disastrously because of the heavy, continuous rains throughout Gilgit-Baltistan for the past 5 months. In spite of these horrendous conditions, we have been able to recover 52% of the first installment of loans that were due in May. Tragically, all the beehives have perished in the torrential rains.

Cristal

    

Monday, September 27, 2010

HASHOO FOUNDATION'S RELIEF FACILITIES

LAHORE - Hashoo Foundation and its partner organization are doing commendable work of providing maternal child health care to flood victims. People from various walks of life should also support these efforts and contribute generously to enable such initiatives sustainable. Syed Rashid Bukhari, representative of the US congresswoman Sheila Jackson, and part of the Aisha Foundation: said this during his visit to Hashoo Foundation relief facilities for the flood victims at Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Bukhari said that this initiative could also be supported by provision of the equipment required in the children hospital. At the occasion, he met with patients and viewed the facilities being provided to them. It’s worth mentioning here that Hashoo Foundation, in collaboration with Shine Humanity, is engaged in provision of basic health services, specifically focused on maternal child health care for the flood affected.

Under this initiative, a 20 bed children’s hospital and maternal child health care center has been set and treatment to over 200 patients is being provided on daily basis including free consultation and medicines.

Source:
The Nation

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MICROFINANCE: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF ITS ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT

Microfinance: A Critical Examination of Its Role in Development

MORE THAN 20 MILLION PEOPLE DISPLACED BY FLOODS IN PAKISTAN

    
Unfortunately, more than 20 million people have been displaced by the devastating floods in Pakistan. Despite this fact, international donations are but a fraction of compared with the response to catastrophes like the Haitian earthquake or the Asian tsunami.

The United Nations has rated the floods in Pakistan as the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history with more people affected than the South-East Asian tsunami and the recent earthquakes in Kashmir and Haiti combined.

This is a global disaster of epic proportions. The need to promote the solidarity and understanding of Pakistan's plight is as important as the relief efforts to the recovery of this country.

"Pakistan is facing a slow-motion tsunami. Its destructive power will accumulate and grow with time... Make no mistake: this is a global disaster, a global challenge. It is one of the greatest tests of global solidarity in our times."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in remarks to the General Assembly, New York, 19 August 2010

20 million people affected 6 million need assistance 1,600 people lost their lives

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Thank you in advance for your donation to the flood survivors. Your contribution will restore hope to the lives of the women, men and children in Pakistan.
Please contact me directly if you want to volunteer and/or get involved in any capacity.

Sincerely,

Cristal
Cristal Montañéz Baylor
Hashoo Foundation USA
cristalmontanez@hashoofoundationusa.org
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