Tuesday, December 28, 2010
We must continue to do our part to help the people of Pakistan who are suffering in a catastrophe of this magnitude. Hashoo Foundation plans to be actively involved in the continuous recovery, rehabilitation and rebuilding process of the affected areas.
I urge you to continue supporting the Hashoo Foundation’s efforts to provide hope and humanitarian relief to the women, men and children displaced by the floods in Pakistan.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
HASHOO FOUNDATION'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CRISTAL MONTAÑÉZ BAYLOR RECEIVES THE 2010 POWERFUL WOMEN INTERNATIONAL (PWI) GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Powerful Women International (PWI) 2010 Global Leadership Award
We are proud to announce the PWI Global Leadership Award. The women receiving this award exemplify global leadership by creating programs that make a difference for communities around the world. Their vision, dedication, commitment and compassion not only create heartfelt hope but also possibilities for expanded futures for the people they serve.
Cristal Montañéz Baylor - Pakistan
Cristal Montañéz Baylor a former Miss Venezuela, runway, print and television model, is the Executive Director of the Hashoo Foundation, USA, a non-profit organization committed to empowering communities to be independent by facilitating opportunities through economic development, education and skills development, supporting people with special needs and providing emergency relief and social welfare. Cristal leads the initiatives to promote Hashoo Foundation’s Women's Empowerment through Honey Bee Farming Project Plan Bee - winner of the prestigious BBC/Newsweek World Challenge Competition and a Clinton Global Initiative featured Commitment.
The project empowers women in the remote areas of northern Pakistan by expanding employment opportunities and generating a stable source of income through the sale of high-quality honey. Plan Bee was based on a system of social barter, designed to promote social change. Hashoo Foundation buys the beekeepers' honey and successfully links them to the lucrative markets of 5-Star hotels and grocery stores in Pakistan provided that the families agree to send their children to quality schools, have regular health check-ups and improve nutrition at home. Cristal believes that expanding income generating programs will strengthen the communities and help prevent the influence of extremism in Pakistan.
Cristal is a dedicated public servant and humanitarian who is very passionate about her work promoting democracy and freedom. Her exceptional passion for helping children has been highlighted in various local and international publications. She was distinguished as one of Latin American’s most prominent Humanitarians.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
BOATS AND DONKEYS TRANSPORT FOOD TO THE FORGOTTEN FAMILIES IN THE DISTRICT LAYYAH IN SOUTH PUNJAB, PAKISTAN
The food packages were transported by boat and animals to the the small islands of River Indus where no other donor or support had reached to these communities.
Click to see pictures of the young patients in the children's health unit.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Hashoo Foundation would like to acknowledge the financial support provided by Al Mahmood Foundation (AMF). This support has been instrumental in helping us fund our medical facilities in Nowshera, Charsadda, Kot Adu and Karachi.