Meeting the needs of many people

In July 2011, Ruth visited the two adjoining districts of Peshawar and Nowshera in Northern Pakistan. 

This is where the Karbul River reached a height of 22ft above the average flow of water and flooded everything in its path. Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost.

There was little or no sign of aid and the people were living in squats without amenities. They felt abandoned and forgotten.

Aim for Change took a lorry load of food, and two schools in the UK provided funding for two freshwater bore holes.

Other refugee colonies have been supported by the donation of fresh water boreholes. High in the mountains of Kashmir we supported a clinic and provided a fresh water borehole for the whole community.