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Helping people help themselves
In Today's Newsletter
to a Nation
Hero to the Poor
Human Development in Pakistan
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Pakistan One Family at a Time
Pakistanis are a nation of achievers.
Think of Akhtar Hameed Khan. Hundreds of organizations in dozens
of countries follow the Development techniques Mr. Khan developed,
practiced and preached in Pakistan. He is the messiah of human development.
He practiced what he preached. He worked people to build sanitation
system in ten percent of Karachi homes with zero foreign aid and
at friction of the cost government does these thing.
Or think of Maulana Abdus Sattar Edhi. For more than half a century,
Maulana Edhi, now 76 years old, has been living proof that a primary-school
determined individual can mobilize others to alleviate misery and,
in so doing, has almost single-handedly created one of the largest
and most successful health and welfare networks in Asia.
This are the miracles which HDF has studied and follows. We don't
have an Akhtar Hameed Khan or Maulana Edhi in HDF. What we have
is hundreds of nameless individuals who volunteer hundreds of hours
to develop a non-political movement, enriched with the vision of
Akhtar Hameed Khan and empowered by the volunteerism of Edhi in
addition to the professionalism and accountability to develop systems
and processes in helping people help themselves.
None of the officers or trustees of the HDF board are paid. We travel
on our own expanses for the dream of a self-reliant Pakistan.
And thanks to you and other Pak-Americans, this dream continues
Humanitarian to a Nation
more than half a century, Abdul Sattar Edhi, now 76 years old, has
been living proof that a determined individual can mobilize others
to alleviate misery and, in so doing, knit together the social fabric
of a nation. Firmly refusing financial support from both government
and formal religious organizations, this self-effacing man with
a primary-school education has almost single-handedly created one
of the largest and most successful health and welfare networks in
Asia. [read more]
Hero of the poor
was one of the world's most prominent social scientists from Pakistan
who proved his class by developing rural areas and low-income urban
settlements through Comila project in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
and the Orangi pilot project in Karachi. He achieved it through
involvement and motivation of the common man.[read
Human Development in Pakistan
The Pakistani nation has often been described as one characterized
by “individual excellence and collective failure.” For
the millions bearing the brunt of this collective failure, it is
as though the stream has finally reached the desert, where it can
neither cut through the sand nor go around the obstacles, but keeps
turning into a marsh. In order to cross this desert we need to develop
a better understanding of this terrain. [read
Give Your Zakat to HDF!
If you have not paid your Zakat yet it is not too late! You can
still pay your Zakat. Give
your zakat to HDF to help people help themselves. Calculate
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Survey Question: Did
you know that Pakistan's economy has improved lately?
you aware of the largest and most successful health and welfare
networks in Asia by Abdul Sattar Edhi?
An Entrepreneur to Exporter
HDF’s entrance has really brought changes in our
lives and given us vision to develop. I am thankful to HDF’s
CMS (Community Management Skills) trainings and specially Entrepreneurship
Training that gave me the new vision which has not only enhanced
my personal management skills but also my business management skills.
[read more ]
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Date/Time Last Modified: 6/28/2002 5:32:02 PM
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