Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is province of the country which is already host to severe political instability and shaky socio-economic setup. This when faced with the crisis of COVID-19 related lockdown, put the citizen of this province in a very desperate and gloomy situation. Loss of daily wages, private sector jobs, laborers which already hardly made both ends meet, are now going days without basic food essentials. In such saddened time, like many others, “Shaheen International” has come forward to play its part in helping the needy and the deserving as much as the resources currently allow.
Initially 63 families were supported in May 2020 with basic food essentials supply that could serve them for at least 30-40 days. In the second episode the ration supplies have been reached to 68 families who were found to be in utmost need of help in this regard. Charsadda is a small city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, around 20 Kms from the province capital Peshawar. The beneficiaries of this activity were mainly in the vicinity of this city in the sub-urbs and village population around Charsadda. Local shopkeepers, school teachers and health workers were consulted to find out the most deserving people for the support. It is very difficult job itself to enlist some families and noth the others because on-ground sometimes you feel ashamed of not being able to help them all or at least a lot more than you could. But resources and limitations are always the decisive factors.
It’s a very heartwarming experience being part of such activity when you see the faces of those helpless people glow with hope and joy and gratitude. It fills one’s own heart with gratitude for being so blessed enough to be the source of someone’s ease and support. These families include widows, people with special needs and some who otherwise doing fine but have been forced to almost starve. With support and love from the donors and supporters of Shaheen International, it is believed that our next episode be of an even bigger and better impact.
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