Country Specific Goals

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COUNTRY-SPECIFIC GOALS Afghanistan In Afghanistan, our communities face a fractured economy because of three decades of political unrest following the Russian invasion. The civil war in Afghanistan that began in 1978 continues to this day, and Afghanistan has not had a stable government for several years. In 2001, the United States, with the United Kingdom,…

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Free Medical Check-Ups for Flood Victims

The damage has been massive and unyielding. Hundreds of refugees are seeking shelter. Every helping hand is needed to calm the massive crisis. This is still the general state of crisis in Pakistan. Media coverage of the flooding situation has been plentiful and organizations are working tirelessly to help displaced communities. While Attock, the community…

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Saba Gul: A Story of a Social Entrepreneur

Saba Gul’s project, BLISS, has been progressing wonderfully since our last update, and thefirstline of Bliss handbags will be released this fall! Saba partnered with Barakat Pakistan to incorporate traditional Turkmen embroidery skills into Barakat’s school schedule to help women create a new livelihood and enhance their earning potential. Since the project’s establishment, Bliss’ popularity has…

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11th Annual Walk for Literacy: September 29, 2018

Barakat’s flagship fundraiser is the 11th Annual Walk for Literacy which starts at 10 am in First Church in Cambridge at 11 Garden Street, Cambridge right across from the Cambridge Commons Park. Participants register online for $30 or at the door for $40 and receive breakfast, lunch and a free t-shirt. The walk route takes…

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