Shamshad Khan

Poet, Resilience & Success Coach

Food kits for Gujarat

Humanitarian work in India and Pakistan.

This year we have researched and supported charities in Pakistan responding to the floods in Sindh and other provinces. If you are feeling blessed and would like a way of extending your support to others – there are reliable ways of your contribution making a big difference. 

During 2020-21 families in Gujarat, India were supported by a joint initiative. Together our contributions have already made a difference. The report here shows how and who the money helped.

With the help of trusted organisations and individuals, like my very good friend Prita and her colleagues who have regular contact with vulnerable families in Gujarat,  the charity Manav Sadhna extended their work to distribute food kits in a really targeted way.  Served by and Serving people of all faiths.

This is how our money made a difference:

£10 – pays for food kits for 2 families

£100 – pays for food kits for 20 families

Packages were delivered.

“In each kit along with 4 kg rice, 4 kg wheat flour, 1 kg dal and one kg oil; we also put one soap and two face masks. 1 kit costs 450 Rs and feeds a family of 4 for 12-13 days.”

Please get in touch if you would like contacts for charities working to support humanitarian initiatives in India and Pakistan.

Previously we used justgiving to forward the funds directly to Manav Sadhna. Prita Jha and her colleagues arranged to pick up the food kits funded by you and distributed them to the vulnerable families they are in contact with. These include women, children and those who were unable to work due to lock down restrictions.

(N.B. cover image – migrant workers receiving snacks for their long train journeys home, delivered by Prita’s team in Anand before lock down)

Manav Sadhna explains what they are doing to help the most vulnerable people in their area, embodying their motto – Love all serve all. More information and links to their work below:

Facebook – Manav Sadhna

Manav Sadhna – slideshow

Donate here on JustGiving

Just as the portal of this pandemic has sharpened the reality of global inter-dependence; sharing our given privilege at this time deepens our joy.

With love and appreciation