Health is the foundation of Saharo, this organization started because a girl from rural area was battling with her life. Since year 2005, Saharo's has saved so many lives by providing free medicines, and treatment. Saharo saved Arifa Shaikh after failed suicide attempt on 18 July 2005. In August 2006 we helped a young boy of Dadu district who was suffering from Cardio disease. Saharo then helped three young children of Thar Desert area of Sindh through Mr. Manmohen General Manager Daily Awami Awaz, who were suffering from thalassemia. Since then hundreds of patients have been helped.
Saharo Foundation started helping Mabel Foundation with health clinic project in Mirpurkhas Sindh. This health clinic provided free diagnosis and prevention treatment to rural are patients who were suffering from Hepatitis. This disease remains the concern in developing countries; millions are still infected, and need urgent care. Saharo has also funded health clinic in Shirkarpur Sindh, this clinic was dedicated in treating depression patients at no cost. A volunteer physiatrist provided this service to the patients of rural areas. Saharo is looking in to expanding these kinds of projects, and searching on possibility of mobile health clinics.
This is the short term camp to help treat patients who cannot travel to hospitals. Saharo has few successful health camps near Hyderabad in 2010 after massive floods in Sindh. People were living in camps without access to proper health facilities. Saharo stepped up and provided 2-day camps with the help of volunteer doctors. Free treatment was provided to hundreds of patients.
Saharo strongly believes in information sharing, we published a health related pamphlets for distribution in rural areas. These pamphlets were published in local language so patients can learn how to treat common diseases, and healthy persons can learn how to prevent themselves from diseases. This helped people to easily understand instructions for washing hands, and maintain a hygienic life style.
This project is to help people stand on their feet or support the heirs of those who became victims of crime. Saharo has supported a blind head of Raoji family who belonged to a minority in rural area of Mirpurkhas. Shahro sent team of volunteers to help this family financially. YouTube video is available for this event. Thanks to Taluka Nazim Mirpurkhas for his help.
Saharo makes every effort to provide clean drinking water to people of rural areas. Developing countries are facing so many challenges in providing clean drinking water. Millions are suffering from water borne diseases. In year 2010 Sindhi American doctor donated free ceramic filters of American quality for distribution in rural areas. Saharo volunteers tested the filters, and then distributed free of charge in rural areas of Sindh. Help is need to continue this project.
Saharo played crucial if not vital role during the floods of October 2007, and August 2010 in Pakistan. Saharo collected donations from Americans and delivered to those victims in rural areas which were hard to reach. Saharo provided rations in different camps, children were given clothes and dry milk, and families were given blankets and food during high water levels in their houses. Saharo volunteers worked day and night to assist those who were in dire need. This is our most successful project so far. Money was raised through car washes, baking sale, and appeals to friends in America. Americans donated thousands of dollars for this relief effort which will continue for years. Thousands of free meals, hand fans, clay water pots, and medicines were distributed in several districts of Sindh area. Karaoke night was organized in Virginia where Indian and Pakistani Americans came out to support the relief efforts. Voice of America extensively covered this event.
Saharo has supported abuse victim in United States, financial support was provided to a female victim for 6 months, this help boosted her morale and provided her ladder to climb. Now she is on her own feet. Saharo also collected funds to support a Pakistani origin Pizza delivery man who was murdered in the State of Maryland in late 2010. Saharo helped his family in Pakistan, and offered services to sponsor his children for education.