At times like these, we like to share and support any positive news that we come across. Just yesterday Swvl, the leading bus-hailing company in Pakistan, shared that they have 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.
With the increasing spread of coronavirus, we are seeing a huge decline in economic activity across the nation that will impact a lot of people who are less fortunate. 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. As a lot of these people will be out of jobs in days to follow we need to step up to provide them with food and other basic commodities. This is exactly what Swvl and these organizations are aiming to do.
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 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.
Swvl will be partnering with these organizations 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.
GM Swvl – Shahzeb Memon – shared the following comments: “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.
Additionally, Swvl 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.
You too can play a role! Here’s how:
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.
To donate money: www.sharerizq.com #HungerFreePakistan