Pravalli Welfare Trust (24th year of service to humanity)

Newsletter April 2024

  1. Flood Relief… Houses for displaced families
  2. We started this program 2 years back thinking that we will be able to construct about 100 houses. But with the overwhelming support of our brothers and sisters we have Alhamd-o-Lillah completed 550 one room houses and handed those over to the families (95 % widows) and work on 6 more is in progress.

  3. Water supply Schemes.
  4. This year we completed 35 water schemes donated by our worthy donors. During last year we completed 390 water schemes. In total 3112 water schemes have been completed in the last 24 years. These are spread all over Sind, Baluchistan, KPK and Punjab.

  5. Education in Thar and Baluchistan.
  6. Pravalli Trust is running 14 schools in Thar desert areas with free education. 13 more schools are working in Baluchistan giving free education. Total 27 schools with free education. We are increasing pay of teachers to Rs. 14000 per month. Cost of school is Rs.14000 which is salary of teacher only. Yearly cost for Donors is 168,000. Rest of expenditures are paid by the trust.

  7. Helping most vulnerable with small Monthly Help.
  8. In this scheme about 51 widows and destitute are being helped on monthly basis. Rs. 5000 are sent to them via easy paisa in their account. If some friend wants to help one such widow by sending her Rs. 5000 each month directly to her, we can share her Easy Paisa account no.

  9. Karobar
  10. 85 people were helped to start their own small business. They are given Rs. 20,000 to start small shop or sell fruit/ vegetables on Rehri/ cart etc.

  11. Agriculture with Solar Pumps in Thar Desert areas.
  12. 37 schemes completed last year. 16 more are being executed with the help of Lady Fatima (a.s.) Trust UK this year. Total schemes completed so far are 338. Out of these 227 were donated by Lady Fatima charitable Trust and 23 by Sumar Lakhani Foundation/ RRAI.

  13. Rozgar Scheme for widows and invalid with Goats
  14. 3157 goats were given to widows and destitute so far. Goats multiply fast and there is no cost of keeping them in desert/ hilly areas, where they graze themselves in the field/ hills. Lady Fatima Trust UK gave about 2500 goats in this scheme.

  15. Adopt a Widow & her Children. Send money directly to her account.
  16. You can help widows by sending money directly to widow’s bank account.

    Till today 131 adoptions have been made. Donors send money (Minimum Rs. 10,000) directly to the accounts of the widows. We only indicate the deserving widows to them. If a friend wants to support a widow and her orphan children, we will provide them all details of the family. They can directly correspond with the family.

  17. Roshan Thar.
  18. People are living in darkness even today in Thar Desert areas. With the help of our worthy donors a total of 1521 Huts of poor people were electrified in Thar with solar electricity so far. There is no electricity in those areas and none is expected in next many years. Cost is about Rs. 16,000 per cottage.

  19. Tricycles and Wheel chairs
  20. 708 tricycles/ wheel chairs were given to invalids till to-date. These help them to get from one place to another respectably instead of dragging themselves on ground.

  21. Ramzan Package for widows and poor
  22. With the help of our donors we have been able to reach out to 2300 families from Sakardu to Khuzdar and Thar desert areas. In that we gave Rs. 5000 cash to each deserving family, mostly widows.

  23. Trees Plantation
  24. In Thar desert areas and other plain areas Trees plantation will start in July/August. This year we changed the procedure. We ask people to make fruit gardens. For that they were told to fence the area where they wanted to make a BAGH. They were asked to send movie clips of the fenced areas and were given fruit trees after that. 16 such fruit gardens were made in hilly areas in March/ April this year.

  25. Distribution of Sewing Machines/ Training Centers.
  26. Total no of sewing machines distributed till now are 675. We are also running 12 Sewing center in which 160 women are being trained in stitching clothes. This helps widows to sustain themselves by stitching clothes of people on payment.

  27. Help in marriage of orphan girls.
  28. Till now 858 orphan girls have been helped on behalf of our worthy donors. Max help that we offer is Rs. 20,000.

  29. Toilets for poor families.
  30. Forgotten women Trust UK has started this program through us in Pakistan. 100 Toilets have been made so far for most poor families in Thar Desert areas.

  31. Medical Camp
  32. Medical camps are held in Sind province in poor areas on monthly basis. 33 camps have been organized in which pregnant women are seen and advised.

  33. Training
  34. We are running 12 sewing centers to train ladies in stitching of clothes and THREE computer centers to train boys and girls in computers handling. In addition we trained 97 boys in AC/fridge repairs, 53 as Electricians, 11 as Motor cycle mechanic, 39 in computer, 62 as plumbers and 40 as Auto Electricians. We have two computer centers running. One in Khipro, Sanghar in which 36 boys and 18 girls learnt computer handling and second in Hydarabad in which 18 boys and 12 girls learnt computer.

Col Mushtaq Ahmad (R)

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It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

(‘’Pravalli’’ is pothohari language word, spoken around Islamabad, meaning ‘’brotherhood’’)

These works are being done through donation. My contribution is almost nil. I am only a facilitator. Allah’s blessings be on donors. We do not have trust office/ transport or employees to ensure that max of donations reach the needy.  

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