Ration4Pakistan Community Welfare Project

Ration4Pakistan is a community based project from Karachi with a mission to proving ration packs to marginalized communities in a bid to address the growing tide of food insecurity in this nation. The project is being carried out in conjunction with Sir Abdullah Haroon (Ashiana) welfare foundation and SA Relief

In the first phase of the project Ration4Pakistan will provide relief to the oldest and most down trodden localities of Karachi.

The group will provide the following ration packs to families in the area:

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Solar Lighting Initiative

SA Relief recently launched the Solar Lighting Initiative with the financing of 16 solar light units for 16 homes in Mirpurkhas, Sindh, Pakistan. The housing project is led by CDRS and Hum Network Foundation. The Solar Lighting Units that our technology partner, Arya Solar manufactured consist of:

  • 10 Watt Solar Panel
  • 2 LED lights
  • Charge Controller and Battery pack
  • Total Cost per unit USD 150
The homes Hum Network Foundation and CDRS have built are earmarked for recent flood victims in Sindh (for more information see Facebook Page). Going forward we would like to continue to bring Light through Solar to Sindh’s rural population, for which we need help from our supporters who can make a monetary donation of any amount. Help Us light Sindh — One Lamp, One Family, One Village At A Time!




SA Relief is social good platform operating under the Pakistan Science and Engineering Foundation (Paksef) which is an IRS tax-exempt 501(c)(3) California registered not-for-profit corporation.

Terrorists Rock Karachi In Twin Blasts

Last night terrorists rocked Abbas Town which is a densely populated, predominantly Shia neighborhood of Karachi, killing scores of women and children. Thus far over 100 people have been reported dead, countless injured, over 800 people displaced from their burning homes.

SA Relief is observing the situation as we attempt to communicate rescue and relief activities from ground zero.
Temporarily Information is being sharing via our Twitter and Facebook pages:

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If you have anything to report please kindly tweet us at @sarelief or email info@sarelief.com.

Presently there is an urgent need for blood. Citizen’s who are eligible to donate blood are invited to visit Jinnah Hospital or Agha Khan immediately.

A temporary shelter for people displaced from their homes has been setup. There is an urgent need for cooked food, water, and milk.

More information about the blast and immediate needs can be found on our associate, Faisal Kapadia’s blog

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#PKALERT – Pakistan Floods 2012

Over the past several days torrential rains have left deaths, destruction, and devastation in several parts of Pakistan. According to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) the  late spell of Monsoon rains has damaged over 7,000 homes, claiming 75 lives, and injuring another 68.

To date the following regions have been affected: Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan, Rahimyar Khan in Punjab province (read more here), Jacobabad, Dadu, kandhkot, Shikarpur in Sindh province, and several districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (read more here)

SA Relief is closely monitoring the situation and has setup the #PKALERT call sign on twitter where communities or individuals looking for help can connect with possible care givers. Also individuals can reach to SA RELIEF directly via email at pkfloods@sarelief.com. Accordingly SA Relief will circulate and solicit support through our respective channels.

Additionally we encourage our civil society, NGO, and government partners assistance in keeping the following wiki page updated as a means to better facilitate and coordinate between stakeholders on the ground.

PKALERT – Floods 2012 Wiki


Education Relief for Flood Victims

KARACHI, JAN 2012: Team SA Relief pledges continued support for the School Of Britainnica education initiative, led by Mrs. Yasmin Nigar for children affected by the 2010 and 2011 monsoon flooding in Sindh, Pakistan. The school is situated along the Super Highway (Karach-Hyderabad M8 Motorway).

Yasmin Nigar, is an educationist and social activist from Pakistan. She is the owner of School of Britannica, a place built specifically for girls whose parents cannot afford or think of providing quality education to their daughters.

Watch Mrs Nigar tell you how she used to knock on every door in her neighborhood and convince the people there to educate their daughters. She also takes care of kids from flood affected areas, without any government assistance.

While initially the assistance for these people included rations, they have now been asked to find work, and the women and some men have been provided loans on a payable when able basis to sell water or tea at the nearby sabzi Mandi, or sell small towels etc at the gas stations on the highway, while the women were given bangles and mehndi etc to sell.

The main thrust for Mrs. Nigar is to see that the children do not loiter about and get into bad company, whilst commuting between the school and their homes. As a result Mrs Nigar has been personally transporting as many children as her Suzuki HiRoof can accommodate.

SA Relief has agreed, as part of our continued support to provide $1.500 (Rs 133,500) for three months to cover the cost fuel, driver’s salary, and also provide warm clothing to children and elderly folks. In exchange Mrs Yasmin Nigar has agreed to furnish SA Relief with a monthly status report that would include detailed accounting of the funds. Earlier on October 16, 2011 we handed Mrs Yasmin Nigar a check for Rs 120,000 (approximately $1,348).

Mrs Yasmin Nigar informs us  that about $340/month (approximately Rs. 30,000/month) would cover these expenses and has requested long term commitments from prospective donors. Other than that there are recurring expenses for meals for the children, books, uniforms and stationary items. For information on donating to this cause email pkfloods@sarelief.com

Following is a documentary on Mrs Yasmin Nigar and her work:

SA Relief, a DBA operating under Paksef (Pakistan Science and Engineering Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non-profit Corporation registered in California, U.S.A.

Flood Relief Mission II — Badin

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SUNDAY, SEPT 11, 2011: Team PKRELIF, which is a conglomerate between SA Relief and OffroadPakistan plans to head towards Badin (in Sindh, Pakistan) which is the worst hit flood area. Approximately 980,000 acres, 1,021,300 victims, 438,000 houses have  been  destroyed.  This will be team PKRELIF’s second expedition, with the first that took place last week before the Eid holidays (click for full report).

The plan is to go with 300+ food hampers, also included are large quantities of ready-to-eat food items.  We invite volunteers, but only if you are ready to help and are self sufficient. To volunteer email Awab Alvi or Faisal Kapadia at pkfloods@sarelief.com. You can also contribute by donating funds.

All major credit cards accepted and processed through PayPal

Funds are being collected by Paksef (Pakistan Science and Engineering Foundation) which is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non-profit Corporation in California. SA Relief operates under Paksef.

Local Pakistan residents can donate via Bank Al Habib
Account#: 1078-0081-001670-01-4
Branch Code: 1078
Contact Person: Faisal Kapadia (pkfloods@sarelief.com)

Situation Report from Khorwah, Badin District

Team PkRelief completed their second 2011 flood relief mission to Khorwah and Tando Mohammad Khan in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh. Following is a short video report for you, the donor on the aid distribution process and the the current situation on the ground.

There is still tremendous work to be done, team PkRelief which is a conglomerate between SA Relief and OffRoad Pakistan (click for more information) requires your support to continue it’s humanitarian missions. We encourage you to donate monetarily or inkind by volunteering your time or contributing relief goods.

Inkind donations email: pkfloods@sarelief.com

Monetary donations can be made one of two ways:

All major credit cards accepted and processed through PayPal

Funds are being collected by Paksef (Pakistan Science and Engineering Foundation) which is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non-profit Corporation in California. SA Relief operates under Paksef.

Local Pakistan residents can donate via Bank Al Habib
Account#: 1078-0081-001670-01-4
Branch Code: 1078
Contact Person: Faisal Kapadia (pkfloods@sarelief.com)

Mission Badin: Live Tracker

Team #PkRelief is all set for it’s next Flood Relief 2011 – Mission: Badin. The team leaves tomorrow, Sunday August 28, 2011. You can follow the expedition progress via twitter at #PKRelief or by clicking on the Cover-It-Live session below.

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We invite you to HELP Us, HELP the 1.4 Million flood victims. Please Chip-in however much you can.

All major credit cards accepted and processed through PayPal

Funds are being collected by Paksef (Pakistan Science and Engineering Foundation) which is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non-profit Corporation in California. SA Relief operates under Paksef.

Local Pakistan residents can donate via Bank Al Habib
Account#: 1078-0081-001670-01-4
Branch Code: 1078
Contact Person: Faisal Kapadia (pkfloods@sarelief.com)

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