Shahina Aftab Foundation

Women we work for

Being poor in Pakistan is a "sentence for life". A life of pain, misery hunger. A life you wish you never had. Add women next to the word "poor" and thats whats at the bottom of pit.

These women face natural disasters/conflicts/ social exclusion, hardship distress.They are harassed, burnt beaten to death, yet there's is an untold story.

They don't even earn enough to meet the basic nutriton needs!1women dies for for every 89 children born. Of the 14 million child labourers in the country,45% are girls. They are forced into child marriages, abuse and bonded labor.

How Its Done

We help women with short term crisis aid, counselling, skill development, business support and micro grants aid.

Working philosophy Giving women confidence skills to rebuild their lives. The idea is to make these women access basic necesties of life as keeping the stove burning, putting food on their plate and living a life of dignity.

Byempowering them to be "agents of change", we ensure they play their role in community development as sending their children to school, understanding their repsonsibilities and becoming donors from beneficiries.

Impact & Results

Floods in Pakistan were termed as the biggest disaster on earth. When entire villages were washed away, food perished & people were forced to drink water with remains of dead animals and humans.

BBC covered our work SAF, its members, donors & volunteers became the ray of hope for over 100,000 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: the worst hit province. This story was reprinted by Forbes, USA Today and Martha Vineyard Times.

Making over 30 trips to some 4 districts (Nowshera, Charsadda, militancy hit Swat & Neelam Valley) in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and 7 areas (Othmanzai, Risalpur, Nowshera, Khawzakhela, Kalam, Midyan & Neelam). From food to medical aid, we have provided them all.

Our aid to these families has crossed Rs 3 Million for food and Rs 1 Million for medical supplies. After immediate flood relief, SAF is setting up three schools, health centers and income centers in various areas for rehabilitation.

Floods in Pakistan

Rebuilding Pakistan after floods: UN terms Pakistan floods as the "worst calamity on earth" that affected the lives of over 14 Million Pakistanis. 25% of the country drowned in water. 10 Million were left homeless. 2 Million more were pushed below poverty line in a country that already has 50% or more population living below poverty line.

The survivors of floods need your compassion to rebuild their homes and communities. They need schools, skills and income to re-start their lives. Join hands with SAF to provide them a chance at life. In just Rs 1,000/ $12/ € 8.33 you can change a life.

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BBC on Shahina Aftab Foundation (SAF) Shahina on September 5, 2010 at 9:02 AM

Two women from Islamabad, who decided to put their personal lives on hold in order to help Pakistani flood victims, describe the areas they visited and what they did there...

Newsline covers Shahina Aftab Foundation Shahina on September 5, 2010 at 8:47 AM

A couple of friends and I visited flood-hit areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on August 14 and 15. We made arrangements with three different NGOs through which relief packages of food would be distributed to flood-affected....