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ADDRESS Pakistan Fund of Canada P.O Box 21002, Vernon, BC, V1T 9T7 Canada
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We do offer emergency medical assistance to our poor in the communities we serve. In past years we have paid for many surgeries and hospital stays. For example, when one of our counselors required major surgery to remove a 5 kilogram tumor. Our charity paid for the surgery, hospital stay and medications. She has recovered fully and is doing a wonderful job for our charity student who was suffering persistent weakness, headaches and fever was provided financial assistance to consult a medical specialist, pay for Lab tests and medications. In the area of medical expenses, we were able to locate a doctor with the expertise required to help a 14-year-old, who had polio when he was 5. Since then he has required crutches to walk. Our charity financed two operations so that further deterioration to the spine has been stopped and his leg straightened. Now Israr is receiving physiotherapy so he will be able to walk without crutches! Another young child had a temperature that local doctors could not diagnose. The charity took him to a good hospital and financed testing that sadly found stomach cancer. Two rounds of chemotherapy have now been financed and the charity has helped the family apply for assistance that is available for such cases. The chemotherapy has been very effective so far. The child is feeling a lot better. The Canadian and global news media brought attention to the horrific floods of 2010 and the devastating consequences to the people of Pakistan. Millions lost their homes, cattle and crops. As a result many Canadians wanted to help and the Canadian government gave matching funds. Even though this was beyond the normal scope of our Charity, we were pleased to assist. We picked the area of Akora Khattak to focus our effort. This small town situated on the banks of a river was under water causing tremendous damage to most homes. Friends of our charity contributed generous donations earmarked for flood relief and this made it possible to provide Rs.10,000 to 80 families to help rebuild their homes. The coming year looks very bleak in Pakistan. There are severe shortages of electricity, natural gas and flour. Prices have skyrocketed. The government shuts off the supply of electricity for many hours each day. In peak periods of gas consumption, usually during the cold of winter, the natural gas pressure is lowered so that there is not enough gas to heat or cook for long periods each day. To top off these problems is the severe shortage of flour, a staple of the Pakistani diet. For example, poor people live on meals of spicy stewed lentils eaten with about 5 roti (round flat bread) per person at each meal. The price doubled in two months last winter and has continued to rise. Government subsidized retail food outlets are frequently without flour, resulting in riots. Even when they do have it, the prices are very high. Millions of people are now suffering a great deal more than in the past.
PFC
Pakistan Fund of Canada
EMERGENCY SUPPORT
We do offer emergency medical assistance to our poor in the communities we serve. In past years we have paid for many surgeries and hospital stays. For example, when one of our counselors required major surgery to remove a 5 kilogram tumor. Our charity paid for the surgery, hospital stay and medications. She has recovered fully and is doing a wonderful job for our charity student who was suffering persistent weakness, headaches and fever was provided financial assistance to consult a medical specialist, pay for Lab tests and medications. In the area of medical expenses, we were able to locate a doctor with the expertise required to help a 14-year-old, who had polio when he was 5. Since then he has required crutches to walk. Our charity financed two operations so that further deterioration to the spine has been stopped and his leg straightened. Now Israr is receiving physiotherapy so he will be able to walk without crutches! Another young child had a temperature that local doctors could not diagnose. The charity took him to a good hospital and financed testing that sadly found stomach cancer. Two rounds of chemotherapy have now been financed and the charity has helped the family apply for assistance that is available for such cases. The chemotherapy has been very effective so far. The child is feeling a lot better. The Canadian and global news media brought attention to the horrific floods of 2010 and the devastating consequences to the people of Pakistan. Millions lost their homes, cattle and crops. As a result many Canadians wanted to help and the Canadian government gave matching funds. Even though this was beyond the normal scope of our Charity, we were pleased to assist. We picked the area of Akora Khattak to focus our effort. This small town situated on the banks of a river was under water causing tremendous damage to most homes. Friends of our charity contributed generous donations earmarked for flood relief and this made it possible to provide Rs.10,000 to 80 families to help rebuild their homes. The coming year looks very bleak in Pakistan. There are severe shortages of electricity, natural gas and flour. Prices have skyrocketed. The government shuts off the supply of electricity for many hours each day. In peak periods of gas consumption, usually during the cold of winter, the natural gas pressure is lowered so that there is not enough gas to heat or cook for long periods each day. To top off these problems is the severe shortage of flour, a staple of the Pakistani diet. For example, poor people live on meals of spicy stewed lentils eaten with about 5 roti (round flat bread) per person at each meal. The price doubled in two months last winter and has continued to rise. Government subsidized retail food outlets are frequently without flour, resulting in riots. Even when they do have it, the prices are very high. Millions of people are now suffering a great deal more than in the past.
Website developed and maintained by IKESON
EMERGENCY SUPPORT
PFC
Pakistan Fund of Canada
PFC
PFC
Pakistan Fund of Canada