Training, Kits, and Gardens Aid Villagers

Sindh Province, Pakistan

 

In the province of Sindh, many people do not have TV or smartphones and illiteracy is prevalent. Since the coronavirus came to Pakistan, we have given villagers simple instructions about how to avoid catching or passing on COVID-19. We have also given out hygiene kits (which consist of soap, a towel, gloves, a face mask, and literature) in 30 different villages, reaching nearly 3,000 people.

 

During these visits, we shared health lessons, proper handwashing techniques, and the importance of keeping their homes clean. Through these programmes, we are helping to equip these communities in order to have a better chance of staying healthy.

 

When we taught about COVID- 19, villagers were shocked and they said that they hadn’t yet heard about this disease. We shared how to prevent this virus in their village, and after the programme, the head of the village said, "We are very thankful for your efforts to come and share and care about our safety." They decided to go to another village to share with the people there.

 

The team is helping the local community with COVID-19 prevention brochures and hygiene kits. We went into the local police station and taught them how to protect themselves against this deadly disease, and we gave each officer a hygiene kit. The police officer said, “You need to come to my home village and teach this lesson."

 

Currently, agriculture constitutes the largest sector of our economy. The majority of the population, directly or indirectly, is dependent on it. We are uplifting the community by helping to provide them with the farming project at OM Land and in different villages.

 

COVID-19 is affecting communities in Pakistan and around the globe. At the same time, locusts are affecting the agriculture of Pakistan. In light of this, we are teaching the local communities about F.A.I.T.H. gardens. These letters stand for Food Always in the Home. We are providing the Transformational Community Development (TCD) lessons for these gardens and teaching villagers how to grow vegetables at their homes.

 

Asif* is living in a small village; he is a farmer with a landlord. We were able to share the TCD lessons in his village and also teach about F.A.I.T.H. gardens. We made two gardens in his village. He explained that because of this gardening project, he does not have to depend on others for food or vegetables. I am thankful for this awareness and help.

 

Thank you!

 

Salim
Partner TCD Worker

*For the purpose of safety and wellbeing,  “Asif” is a pseudonym for the individual being helped by this project.

 

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