In Pakistan, Partial Lockdown is Imposed across the country as a Preventive Measure to Suppress Coronavirus Pandemic. Moreover, there is a Massive Count of Daily Wage Earners in the Country who is at the risk of a Severe Financial Crisis. Anoushey Ashraf & Nomi Ansari Distributing 1000 Ration Bags to Daily Wage Earners.
With Sindh and Punjab in lockdown to limit the Growth of Covid-19, it is the need of the hour to help Daily Wage Earners of the Country Because they are Financially Depressed.
Anoushay Ashraf and Nomi Ansari have set a proud Example of Generosity by Serving Humanity in this Need of Hour! Because Many Families are Suffering from this Partial Lockdown across the Country especially those who earn on Daily Basis!
Anoushey Ashraf & Nomi Ansari Distributing 1000 Ration Bags to Daily Wage Earners
Anoushey Ashraf and Nomi Ansari are an example of what can be done to make people’s life easier in the Announced Nationwide Health Emergency. The Duo decided to Reinstate our Conviction in Humanity by investing with their small time and money to help out daily wage earners by distributing ration bags. The distributed grocery item bags contained eatables that could be sufficient for families for some time.
In Sindh and Punjab’s situation of the rapid spread of the airborne contagion is getting worse and Government is planning to impose a curfew. Because people are listening government’s social distancing guidelines with deaf ears.
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“Anoushey and I were sitting in my office and we were just discussing how to help out people if the lockdown happens and we came up with the idea of making ration bags. It was Anoushey’s idea. We have started with 40-50 bags, each bag costing us Rs 2160.”
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“It was almost a week ago, We started this drive because we wanted to help daily wage earners before the lockdown happens. We needed more bags and when we put up statuses on Facebook, people very generously came on board. They were being very helpful and donated however they could be it cash or food. It started with 40 bags and has now reached 1000. We’re distributing with the help of ACF and Robin Hood Army.”
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Keeping ourselves busy collecting donations for daily wage workers!! Will ensure transparency and that every ration bag is delivered to the right person. Right now we’re only taking donations from people we know personally. BUT, You can start an initiative in your own city too! Get a months worth of ration bags ready, get people to donate to one place and then deliver the bags to deserving people who’re suffering due to loss of work on a daily basis because of the COVID-19 scare! May Allah accept our small gesture. Thank you @nomiansari for being my partner in crime always! And thanks for taking these #zerofilter pics of me while we’re at work! Some goodness shared with the world in times of crisis. A good way to keep yourself busy too. Contact your local supermarket now. Get the ration bags ready! Time is of essence! Ensure there is a pamphlet ready on how to stay clear and clean off the virus too! This is to encourage people stay at HOME!! #corona #pakistan #karachi TO THE PEOPLE WHO DONATED, you know who you are! Blessing and prayers your way. Not advertising anyone’s names, just posting to encourage people in smaller cities to #fightcovid19 TAG ME AND SHARE YOUR STORY AND ID LOVE TO SHARE IT FURTHER SO WE KEEP GIVING HOPE TO PEOPLE AT SUCH A TIME! We started with a mere 50 bags! Over 300 now!!
Invisible Helping hands joined the duo to serve the Humanity Stranded in Crisis
“Without naming names, many from the film and TV industry and even some from the music industry came forward, while many were anonymous donors. We’ve delivered 700 bags already and we capped at around 1000 although the donations are still coming in so let’s see. We’ve gotten them to Shireen Jinnah Colony, Ibrahim Hyderi, the village close to ACF. Sponsors have come onboard [like] Unilever has sent us a lot of stuff, EBM sent biscuits and tea-packs while Chase store offered us discounts on supplies for the ration bags.
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@ansarialert is an angel from heaven. It started with an idea of 50 bags! And even though we capped at 600 bags yesterday, we got donations from our friends for another 200 today and they’re still coming in! MashAllah. This all has happened and ration has reached @rha_pakistan and the @acfanimalrescueofficial and more will be delivered in the next two days! 800 families! May Allah be praised. REMEBER: This happened with ‘minimal’ interaction. I didn’t see even ONE donor, deliverer, carrier, packager, driver or receiver in person. Nomi’s two house guys (bless them) did the manual work with him overseeing the process. Just want to send a big shout to @unilever Pakistan @peekfreansofficial and @sooperpakistan for delivering goods to us! And then of course our Celebs, friends and family for donating so so generously! We could have never ever ever done this without each of you. What a dream!!!!!! #corona DONATIONS ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OR PEOPLE WE DONT KNOW PERSONALLY, my inbox is flooded and I know you mean well, but donate to the said organisations directly if you can! Good luck!
We’re very grateful that people are contributing any way they can. Also, We’re only taking donations from people we know or through people we know because right now if we open it to the public, it will be too much to handle for us. We’re doing it for the love of our country,” added Nomi. “I think it’s about time that we unite and help each other and our nation.”
We all should come forward by investing even our least privilege and resources in making and comforting people’s life better because SOLUTIONS ARE ALWAYS THERE WHERE THE PROBLEM EXISTS!!!