In the last three years, over 1,500 children died in the Thar Desert, in Pakistan due to malnutrition.
Sadly, this is nothing new for the district. Frequent drought kills not just people, but also the livestock that residents depend on for their food, milk, and livelihood. The majority have little to no access to healthcare, and the average distance to the nearest health facility is 17km.
These droughts are predictable and regular, making death avoidable. But corruption and a lack of coordination mean that government-sanctioned aid often doesn't reach those who need it.
The Tharparkar district is one of the harshest environments in the world. Without help, people will continue to die of starvation.
What We Do
Charity Right's programme in the Thar Desert provides 10 schools with daily school meals. That's over 2,000 students who are given freshly cooked food at school every day. Last year we provided over 173,000 meals to the children of Thar!
Now that we guarantee schoolchildren a daily meal, families can settle in one place, and parents encourage their children to attend school and give them a better chance of escaping the poverty cycle.
This project is Zakat eligible!
£10 = one child is fed for an entire month!
£60 = one child is fed for 6 months!
£120 = one child is fed for 1 whole year!
£240 = 2 children supported with regular meals for 1 whole year!
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