In Pakistan, Humanity First began work in 2005 after a devastating earthquake hit the country. 86,000 lives were lost and millions were left displaced. Humanity First (HF) was quick to respond by gathering support for this urgent cause. It is during this turbulent time that HF was at the forefront in providing relief to earthquake victims. Since then, in Pakistan too, HF has played a major role in providing relief to disaster affected persons as well as investing in long term development projects.
Under our Food Security project, we are investing in the idea of a greener Tharparkar. An area that was previously known for its barren landscape is on the road to becoming a greener and more fertile region. Humanity First Pakistan is investing in the growth of fruits and vegetables in the area with the use of minimum water .
Under its Knowledge for Life Project, Humanity First Pakistan is providing basic primary education for the children of Tharparkar, Sindh. Through our Chohra Schools, we are providing an opportunity for the children of Tharparkar to learn. Up til now we have constructed two Chohra Schools in the region of Nagarparkar in Tharparkar. You too can sponsor the education of one child for one year for just 9500PKR .
Our hand dug water wells are extremely popular among the Tharis. We are now providing clean drinking water to thousands of persons with an equal number of livestock. Earlier, the locals had to travel long distances to fetch a small amount of water. This water was brackish and unfit for drinking. However, after the Humanity First wells, the locals can fetch water in a matter of minutes for themselves as well as their livestock. This water is clean and palatable.
Every year 10 out of a 100 children die in Tharparkar before reaching the age of 5. One of the major reasons for this is lack of basic medical facilities to the mother during pregnancy as well as the child after he or she is born. It is due to this that Humanity First (HF) is now holding free maternity camps in this area, through which, our volunteer doctors provide medical care and guidance during and after pregnancy.
Cataract is one of the most common eye ailments in the world today and can often lead to blindness. Humanity First Pakistan is, thus, providing free treatment to cataract affected patients. We not only provide free surgery but also provide for the accommodation, food and transport of all patients as well as their attendants to our temporary clinics. Our Gift of Sight initiative is giving the beneficiaries a new reason to live.