Pearl Foundation

Pearl Foundation Non-profit based in Pakistan and the US focusing on poverty eradication through community programs since 2011.

With a mandate to assist vulnerable and impoverished communities in the United States, Pakistan, and other countries, Pearl Foundation’s mission is to help families and communities lift themselves out of poverty by providing them the basic assistance needed to do so in both the short-term and the long-term. Our interventions include assistance with food aid, clothing and other essential non-food items, routine medical checkups and healthcare assistance, disaster relief, educational assistance, career and skill development, and the creation of job opportunities. Many of Pearl Foundation’s projects focus on short-term interventions, such as food aid and medical assistance for communities in need, and relief assistance for communities struggling to recover after crises such as natural disasters or conflict. Temporary shelter, access to clean water, weather-appropriate clothing, food and medicine are all immediate critical needs of those impacted by severe crises. Pearl Foundation aims to fill the gap in providing these essential items to those in need in the U.S., Pakistan, and across the world. Pearl Foundation also focuses on long-term interventions to build a culture of resiliency and self-reliance in impoverished communities that forms the foundation for poverty eradication. To this end, Pearl Foundation creates lasting impacts by establishing educational and healthcare facilities, providing vocational training and financial management services, and facilitating higher education opportunities through scholarships. For instance, one Pearl Foundation project aims to set up small instructional sewing schools in Pakistan where widows, orphans, or other disenfranchised people can learn sewing skills and contribute towards actual textile work. The finished products will be marketed through Pearl Foundation and its networks, with all proceeds returning directly to the workers and their communities. By providing people with a marketable skill set, aid beneficiaries would be actually working and earning their livelihood. This would help them become self-sufficient and gain the self-esteem and dignity needed to lift themselves out of poverty. For other community members in need of long-term assistance, Pearl Foundation works with communities to create local job opportunities and helps them secure employment through its professional and social networks. Educational assistance is a key aspect of Pearl Foundation’s mission. In line with our mission to help communities to empower and raise themselves out of the poverty cycle, Pearl Foundation funds scholarships for qualified students to attend institutes of higher education – traditionally a difficulty given the high costs of education and the limited availability of financial assistance. These scholarships are awarded to those who cannot otherwise afford education and have the merits to attain a college degree. For others in impoverished communities who seek religious education but do not have the means to attain qualified, accurate religious guidance, Pearl Foundation will provide the facilities and faculty to those that meet the need-based criteria, based upon personal interviews, reviews of tax returns and other financial documents. Pearl Foundation makes efficient use of our financial and technical resources. With all of our poverty interventions beginning with a process of conducting personal interviews and reviewing financial histories to assess an individual’s needs and difficulties, Pearl foundation is able to prioritize our actions to ensure maximum efficiency. It is after these assessments that Pearl Foundation will commit its resources to individuals or communities that are assessed to be in the most immediate need of assistance.

Mission: Poverty Eradication, Assistance, Relief & Learning.

Fanning The Passion For Learning - a collaboration between Ali Fateh, Pearl Foundation and ONE SKY International - was c...
11/16/2015
Fanning the passion for learning:towards women’s empowerment

Fanning The Passion For Learning - a collaboration between Ali Fateh, Pearl Foundation and ONE SKY International - was covered by The News in Pakistan.

Read the article below ->>>>

There are ways one can give back to society, starting with ones own community. But the greatest good for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.  

#prayforparis
11/14/2015

#prayforparis

10/21/2015
Powerful images capture people in Pakistan living on just $2.00 a day

Portraits of poverty: Powerful images capture the children, elderly, mystics and snake-charmers in Pakistan who survive against the odds on as little as $2.00 a day. (Source: Daily Mail)

#poverty #pakistan #images

People of the Pakistani city of Sahiwal have been captured in a series of expressive photographs, by Sohail Karmani. People in the city survive in extreme conditions on just £1.30 a day.

Learn more about us and help us reach our goals by donating on our newly designed website. ---->http://www.pearlfound.or...
10/08/2015
Pearl Foundation

Learn more about us and help us reach our goals by donating on our newly designed website. ---->

http://www.pearlfound.org

Non-profit based in Pakistan and the US focusing on poverty eradication through community programs since 2011

Pearl Foundation
10/02/2015

Pearl Foundation

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10/02/2015

Pearl Foundation's cover photo

07/10/2015

Lots of exciting things happening and we are in need of a social media intern!! Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] if you are interested.

The percentage of women living in poverty in Pakistan is increasing, and economic inequality in society is on the rise. ...
11/03/2014
‘Women share in poverty increasing in Pakistan’

The percentage of women living in poverty in Pakistan is increasing, and economic inequality in society is on the rise. Work with us to eradicate poverty in #Pakistan. http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/08-Oct-2014/women-share-in-poverty-increasing-in-pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad Women's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Wednesday said that share of women in poverty is rising in Pakistan as compare to men which need immediate attention of authorities. In a statement issued here, Chamber president Dr Zakia Hashmi said that many

Eid Mubarak from here in Pakistan! Here at the Pearl Foundation headquarters in Lahore, meat was distributed to families...
10/06/2014

Eid Mubarak from here in Pakistan! Here at the Pearl Foundation headquarters in Lahore, meat was distributed to families in need. Please count your blessings and be grateful for all that you have in this world. Pictured is Muaz, 11 years old, who wants to go to school but instead works as a dish washer to support his family. Him and his family are part of the diverse community our programs support.

Excellent quote and interview, especially how highlighting the progress of humanitarian work should include mistakes and...
09/30/2014

Excellent quote and interview, especially how highlighting the progress of humanitarian work should include mistakes and lessons learned.

Join me for a fantastic discussion with Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn on their brilliant new book, A Path Appears, today on #MarieTV http://bit.ly/1Br9jsA

According to a report by National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are an estimated 13,205 homeless in the DC Metro a...
01/14/2014
Projects | Warmth in the City | LaunchGood

According to a report by National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are an estimated 13,205 homeless in the DC Metro area. Limited numbers of beds in shelters keep the majority of the homeless in DC sleeping in the frigid alleys, on sidewalks, and under bridges.

Please help "Project Warmth in the City" to reach their goal and keep DC warm!

https://www.launchgood.com/projects/project_detail/warmthinthecity.html

Last month, a group of concerned volunteers were able to raise enough donations to purchase 36 blankets and distribute them to those in need. We are gearing up for round two and trying to reach more of those in extreme poverty. 100% of your donations will be used to purchase warm wool blankets. This...

"About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one pers...
01/09/2014
Poverty.com - Hunger and World Poverty

"About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one person every four seconds, as you can see on this display. Sadly, it is children who die most often."

http://www.poverty.com/

See a brief, simple display about world poverty. Animated maps show how often people die of hunger, AIDS, malaria, and preventable diseases.

Please donate to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. There are a number of organizations collecting funds for relief....
11/14/2013
American Red Cross

Please donate to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. There are a number of organizations collecting funds for relief. Below is the link for the American Red Cross, however, organizations such as CARE, Islamic Relief, and others are also collecting for relief. Please donate generously.

https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod4650031

The American National Red Cross is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to the American National Red Cross are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The American National Red Cross' tax identification number is 53-0196605.

Great article about how we can begin to address the hunger issue in the US. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/21/...
09/21/2013
Trader Joe's Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals : NPR

Great article about how we can begin to address the hunger issue in the US.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/21/222082247/trader-joes-ex-president-to-turn-expired-food-into-cheap-meals?utm_campaign=nprfacebook&utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook

In the United States, 40 percent of the food produced annually goes to waste. Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe's, wants to do something about it. He's opening a restaurant that will transform produce past its sell date into healthful take-out food.

"Data from the Internally Displaced Person Vulnerability Assessment and Profiling (IVAP) survey show that a large portio...
09/09/2013
Pakistan's IDPs find it can get worse

"Data from the Internally Displaced Person Vulnerability Assessment and Profiling (IVAP) survey show that a large portion of the IDPs from the five-year conflict in FATA have resorted to negative coping strategies to survive: 30 percent of families purchased food on credit, and 21.7 percent borrowed food, or asked friends and relatives for help."

http://www.irinnews.org/report/98524/pakistan-s-idps-find-it-can-get-worse

Fleeing home is a negative experience in itself, but for Pakistan’s one million internally displaced persons (IDPs), most of them subsistence farmers, the sense of dislocation is made worse when they have to start paying for food and accommodation.

09/06/2013

"Poverty is the worst form of violence." -- Mahatma Gandhi

"The war on polio, which costs $1 billion a year and is expected to take at least five more years, hangs in the balance....
08/23/2013
Pakistan Battles Polio, and Its People’s Mistrust

"The war on polio, which costs $1 billion a year and is expected to take at least five more years, hangs in the balance. When it began 25 years ago, 350,000 people a year, mostly children, were paralyzed."

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/health/pakistan-fights-for-ground-in-war-on-polio.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Anger over American foreign policy, Taliban interference and isolated killings have hindered a campaign to protect the country’s children from the disease.

August 2013
08/05/2013

August 2013

08/03/2013

Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who came out to help build and distribute grocery boxes to local families today!

80 boxes of groceries ready to be delivered to Northern Virginia families in need
08/03/2013

80 boxes of groceries ready to be delivered to Northern Virginia families in need

80 boxes of groceries ready to be delivered to Northern Virginia families in need
08/03/2013

80 boxes of groceries ready to be delivered to Northern Virginia families in need

07/26/2013
2012 Pearl Foundation Helps Hurricane Sandy Victims

Last year Pearl Foundation donated a van full of supplies, food and clothing to the Ocean Ecumenical Food Cupboard to help distribute these items to the victims of Hurrican Sandy. We spoke to the president of OEFC; watch the video below.

This month our goal is to deliver food and grocery packages to help families in need. Your $25 donation will feed a family of four for a month in Pakistan. A donation of $50 will feed a family here in the United States.

Please go to our website to learn more about Pearl Foundation and to donate:

http://www.pearlfound.com

http://vimeo.com/56297820#at=0

In November Pearl Foundation founder personally donates a van full of supplies, food, and clothing to Ocean City Ecumenical Food Cupboard to help distribute these…

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07/25/2013

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07/25/2013

1 in 6 Americans face hunger on a daily basis. Help the Pearl Foundation to provide goods to local shelters and directly to those in need in the DC Metro area. Please donate today at www.pearlfound.org.

We are currently collecting funds to provide groceries to the needy, both in the Washington DC area and Lahore, Pakistan...
07/15/2013
PEARL Foundation

We are currently collecting funds to provide groceries to the needy, both in the Washington DC area and Lahore, Pakistan. Please visit our website at www.pearlfound.org to learn more about our initiatives and donate today.

Poverty Eradication, Assistance, Relief, and Learning

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