There is a lot of growing concern in the masses with a rising number of Corona cases in the country. We have all been advised to practice social distancing and wash our hands frequently for at least 20 seconds to protect ourselves and those around us. However, this is also the time to be actively helping those who are less fortunate!
Approximately 25% of our population lives under the poverty line. With a sizeable chunk of the working population comprising of ‘daily wage’ or ‘shadow workers’, who will soon be struggling to put a meal on their tables with economic activities slowing down. This is the time to ensure that we help these less fortunate members of our community by providing them with food and necessary supplies.
A lot of initiatives have come forward in the last few days for this and we have been pleased to see 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 will lead the distribution of ration packages for Saylani Welfare Trust, Robinhood Army, and Rizq.
If you do not know about these organizations here is some background information. Seylani 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 restaurants 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.
By partnering up with these platforms, Swvl will be able to contribute to the cause by utilizing its extensive route network and bus platform while providing key logistical insights and support to help millions of Pakistanis whether the economic downtime caused by the pandemic.
This is what GM Swvl – Shahzeb Memon – had to say about the cause: “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.
In other news, Swvl has also set up a comprehensive captain relief package which entails monetary compensation and monthly ration packs.
It is great to see organizations like Swvl taking on a positive role and coming to the aid of our community.
If you would like to play your part, here is what you can do:
Rizq has initiated a campaign ‘Rizq Bantnay say barhta hai’ to help people affected by the current situation.
Please come forward and donate dry ration items from your home.
Just simply fill in the form below and Swvl’s logistics partner will pick up food from your doorstep within 24 hours.