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Save Thar Campaign

by Save Life Emergencies

Rated 5.00 out of 5
  • $5,025

    Funding Goal
  • $10

    Funds Raised
  • 9

    Days to go
  • 0%

    Goal Reached
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0.20%
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Thar, Sindh, Pakistan

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SaveLife Foundation will be conducting two-day relief drive for people of Thatta and nearby. We will be installing over 20 handpumps across Thatta and distributing Rashaan packs along with clothes and medicines.

Thar is the largest desert of Pakistan, with a population of 1.2 million people living in extreme deprivation of basic necessities.

The deadly combination of drought, famine and malnutrition left the people of Thar in misery and distress. The extreme scarcity of water forced the people to drink water from dug-wells and natural reservoirs which is often contaminated, causing fatal diseases and malnutrition. Children and women are the most affected in the community.

Due of the lack of clean drinking water, children are especially vulnerable to water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, dehydration, worm infections, typhoid, and hepatitis etc. Some of these diseases have long term effects on lives.

We plan on distributing over 450 rashaan packs, which will be source of relief to over 450 families for a week. Because of extreme drought conditions, people of Thar are deprived of basic medical facilities. There are hospitals, but there isn’t enough medical supplies to treat everyone.

We shall also be distributing medicines and medical equipment to hospitals in Thar as well.

Hand pumps (Water Pumps)

These hand-pumps will provide water to about 300 households benefitting more than 45,000 people. The people of these areas spend 4-6 hours on average to fetch 50 to 60 litres of water from dug-wells, which is not fit for drinking. Hand-pumps will provide them with clean drinking water.

Family Rashan Packs:

We shall be distributing Rashaan packs for the people in Thar. A standard Rs. 5000 Rashaan packs will consist of the following:

Family Pack (Rs. 5000)
Flour/Aata 10 KG
Rice 5 KG
Channay ki Daal 2 KG
Moong ki Daal 2 KG
Cooking oil/Ghee 5 litres
Sugar 2 KG
Tea 500 grams
Milk Powder 1 KG
Salt 200 grams
Red Chilli Powder 200 grams
Basic medicine pack (Panadols, Antiallergic, Flu Shots)

 

Clothes:

We will also be conducting clothes drives in different places of Karachi. The deadly combination of drought, famine and malnutrition left the people of Thar in misery and distress. We will be communicating the dates of the clothes drive in the coming days!

This campaign will emerge as a source of relief for the people of rural areas of Thar Desert. This initiative will also enhance the livelihood of these communities by improving the health of their livestock and the production of crops.

Rewards

$15

Donate clothes
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$30

Donate Rashaan Packs
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$30

Donate medicines
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$50

Sponsor Hand pump
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1 review for Save Thar Campaign

  1. Arsalan Shahid
    :
    5 out of 5

    I volunteered with you last year, please let me know if i can volunteer on this campaign? Thanks.

    • Save Life Emergencies
      :

      Sure, you can, please email at volunteers@save.life and someone would assist you in this regard. Thank you.

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