As the country comes to a standstill in an effort to prevent the further spread of the corona virus – a lot of people will struggle to make ends meet. Approximately 25% of Pakistan’s population lives under the poverty line.
With a sizeable chunk of the working population comprising of ‘daily wage’ or ‘shadow workers’. A halt in economic activity has dire consequences for them. This is why we need to come together and play our role in supporting those who are not as fortunate as us!
We are delighted to learn that Swvl, the leading bus-hailing company in Pakistan has partnered with multiple social impact businesses and NGOs nationwide to give back to the community. Swvl is leading distribution of ration packages for Saylani Welfare Trust, Robinhood Army and Rizq.
Here is a bit of information about all three organizations:
- Saylani welfare trust has recently pledged to provide over a million ration packs to those in need.
- The robinhood army is a zero-funds organization that works to get surplus food from restaurant and homes to distribute to the less privileged.
- Inspired by a mother, taken forward by her 3 sons Rizq is on a mission to end hunger.
Through partnership with these platforms SWVL aims to utilize its extensive route network and bus platform and provide key logistical insights and support to help millions of Pakistanis weather the economic downtime caused by the pandemic.
The following statement was shared by GM Swvl – Shahzeb Memon: “Swvl aims to help the impoverished and downtrodden of our society by providing daily ration to millions whose earnings will be hit substantially in these turbulent times.
For the company, it is times like these where it feels a greater sense of obligation to help the community that has supported its rise so enthusiastically. With their timely action Swvl, and its partners hope to make a lasting impact on the lives of the underprivileged members of our society.”
Not only is Swvl partnering with these organizatibut it is also ensuring its own captains are catered to. They have set up a comprehensive captain relief package which entails monetary compensation and monthly ration packs.
If you’d like to take a part you can come forward and donate dry ration items from your home to Rizq for their campaign ‘Rizq Bantnay say barhta hai’ to help people affected by the current situation.
Just simply fill in the form below and Swvl’s logistics partner will pick up food from your doorstep within 24 hours.
Form Link: https://forms.gle/vR5tAjNeFZn2MGJr7