COVID-19: How HELP Foundation assisted those most vulnerable in Pakistan
HELP Foundation became a member of Start Network in June, and was recently awarded funds to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in their local area of Pakistan through the support of Avaaz and a private donor.
In addition to awareness raising, HELP Foundation distributed food and hygiene packages to vulnerable families. The food package contained essentials such as flour, sugar, rice, cooking oil, pulses, tea, and iodized salt; and the hygiene kit contained some basic items such as soap, washing powder, and towels. They also included face masks.
In total, 400 households received assistance. In this article, we speak to three of the households to understand what their needs were and what impact the assistance had on their daily lives.
The COVID-19 response by HELP Foundation was one of three responses by three new members in Pakistan.