The devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in more severe ways than was expected and as the infection numbers shot to record highs the world economy ground to a near halt. In India, 12.2 million people have lost their jobs due to the lockdown to curb the
coronavirus. In so many poor or third world countries, the pandemic affected the livelihoods of a huge number of people who found themselves without work, earning very little to sustain themselves and their families on a day to day basis. This reality calls for urgent interventions in the most innovative ways to sustain food supplies while still conforming to government directives to curb the highly infectious virus, thus the idea of sack farming was introduced.
Finally on October 11th, the project officially started and each of the 150 families was given 5 sacks complete with soil, manure, seedlings, and training on how to set up and take care of their plants. These 10 leaders will also be responsible to monitor the growth of each
family’s plants. The leaders will commit to do this for 12 months and each family is expected to continue on their own without close supervision afterwards.
Our New StopHunger Project will start in April 2021
Sponsor a Family in Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan
Toba Tek Singh is a district of Faisalabad Division in the Punjab province of Pakistan; this area is made up of large areas of lowlands that flood frequently during the rainy season.
This Muqads colony is located a few miles away from Toba Tek Singh and currently the poverty rate is very high. The area has no electricity.
Our leader has just started sewing machine class this past February with the goal to educate and empower underdeveloped women in this community.