Update: Flood Relief Activities in Sindh (012) / Eye Camp / Microfinance (02-Jan-2012):

Welcome to our latest update. We pray that all your efforts and contributions are accepted and your kindness is rewarded. Ameen. Details of our latest activities are as following.

Flood Relief Activities Sindh:

A) Distribution of Quilts in Flood Affected Areas:

Alhamdulillah, after the distribution of 600+ quilts (out of 2200 Nos. quilts worth Rs 2.3 millions) in Badin & Mirpur Khas, 895 more quilts were distributed among flood effected peoples of Hala- Matyari of the following villages :
• Goth Waddal Dahri
• Goth Abro Dahri
• Goth Tayyab Dahri
• Goth Koru Dahri
• Goth Karam Khan Nizamani
UC Karam Khan Nizamani-Matyari

B) List of Household Kitchen items Required in Flood Affected Areas:

Please find below the list of Household Kitchen items which is a need of the villages of our base camp and other nearby villages.
1. Warm Cloths
2. Plates (Melamine)
3. Cups (Melamine)
4. Bowls (Small and Medium size) Melamine
5. Spoon
6. Aluminum Karahi (Medium)
7. Plastic mats
8. Pillow
9. Washing soaps
10. Plastic baskets (small)
11. Towels (Medium)

C) Eye Camp (24~25 December, 2011):

Monthly eye camp held on December 24~25, 2011. 103 OPD were treated & 9 Phaco surgeries were done. Please find snaps as below. We cover 100 villages for Cataract surgery, OPD once per month. (Last Saturday/ Sunday of the month). Our cost per surgery is approx. Rs. 5000 each. We charge Rs. 1500 only from each patient (surgery / lens implantation) and provide logistics costs (accommodation / meals) for free. Our OPD fee is Rs. 50/patient.
We have state of the art Phaco machinery, excellent operating conditions backed by Generators for uninterrupted supply. Team leader is an experienced & skilled doctor supported by local paramedical staff.

D) Micro Finance:
Al-Basit Micro Finance Project:
Kawish-Akhuwat Joint Venture Equipment Distribution on interest free installments:

A social welfare project was launched by the joint venture of Kawish & Akhuwat in June 2008. Under this project following items have so far been distributed on Interest free installment repayments as low as Rs. 200 per month in the remote areas of Bhawalnagar:-
• Goats
• Sewing Machines
• Bi-Cycles
• Motor Cycles
Installments received from beneficiaries are recycled by providing more items in the same areas. The snaps of successful distribution of 10 Nos. bicycles and 10 Nos. sewing machines on December 24,25, 2011 of Kawish-Akhuwat Microfinance projects as below.

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