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Food Assistance Vital for Drought Affected Families in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

After consecutive years of very little rainfall, a severe drought has swept across southern Pakistan, particularly in the provinces of Sindh and Baluchistan—where rates of poverty and hunger are already high. The resulting drought has affected the lives and livelihoods of about five million people. In rural areas where most people are farmers, the impact […]

Fresh Veggies, Bright Futures

by Anna Muir

Like most mothers, Meena from Pakistan wants her children to be healthy, to go to school and pursue their dreams. These are opportunities Meena never had. “My family couldn’t afford to send me to school, and I was married at a young age,” she shares. “My dream to become a teacher was left in vain. […]

Kitchen Gardens Help Dreams Come True in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

Fozia cares deeply for her family. She prays that some day, her four young children will attend school, learn new skills and build bright and hopeful futures. But without a reliable source of income, Fozia’s family remained trapped in poverty. Fozia’s hope for her children was fragile. In a village in Badin, Pakistan Fozia’s husband […]

Learning, Sharing and Rising Above Hunger in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

In Badin, Pakistan, where recent weather events have devastated crops, washed away seed stores and eroded healthy soil, many small-scale farmers and their families remain trapped in cycles of hunger and poverty. When it comes to ending hunger in vulnerable communities, education and training is vital. Knowledge of sustainable agricultural practices can help farmers build […]

Digging Up Irrigation Solutions in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

In rural Pakistan, one simple tool is helping poor families grow more vegetables at home. It isn’t a shovel, hoe, or compost bin—it’s an old clay pot. Scratched, broken, forgotten vessels are vital to a gardening method introduced in a PWS&D-supported agricultural project in Pakistan that is improving food security for 650 drought and flood-affected […]

Kitchen Gardens: A Source of Joy and Pride in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

Carrying bowls brimming with freshly harvested carrots, bright green spinach, radishes and tomatoes, it’s hard to believe Mirzadi owns no farmland and had no previous experience growing her own food. Mirzadi lives in Badin, Pakistan with her ailing husband and two of her sons. The local economy relies heavily on agriculture, but farmers in the […]

Returning to the Golden Days: Resilience and Recovery After Floods in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

They lost their home, their land and every last one of their belongings. Mustufa, Zainab and their two young children would never forget the tragic day powerful floods devastated their village in Pakistan. In the wake of the disaster, Mustufa grew especially worried about how he would feed his family. Before the flood, he cultivated […]

“We are grateful to those who supported us” – Voices of Relief in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

In 2015, heavy rains battered the district of Sajawal in Pakistan. Monsoon flooding brought homes to the ground, washed away roads and devastated livelihoods. “The floods took away all hopes. We lost everything. We were at the verge of hunger,” shares Rano, a young farmer from the district. But families like Rano’s, hardest hit by […]

A Family in Pakistan Finds Relief from Hunger

by Anna Muir

“In the last two years, our source of income has decreased considerably,” shares Narso. “Our access to food has been very limited.” Narso, her husband and their five children live in Pakistan, where a severe drought affecting large swaths of land has left many families in their village without their daily source of food and […]